Nate Hobbs
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Las Vegas Raiders is back in news, and this time the focus is on its rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs, who was handcuffed for driving under the influence (DUI).

Officers responded to a call about a man behind the wheel being asleep at around 4. 09 am Monday, said Las Vegas Metro police. After the officers made contact with the driver, he was identified as the footballer. The 22-year-old was given a field sobriety test. As he failed it, police said that he was taken to the Clark County Detention Center and charged for DUI, reported Fox News.

Hobbs' attorneys Richard Schonfeld and David Chesnoff told TMZ Sports that the facts and circumstances related by the police department to the press "leave serious concerns that this does not qualify as a DUI under Nevada law."

A jail official said that the athlete was in the process of being released from custody, and that a court date has been set for May.

Meanwhile, Rich Bisaccia, who is the Raiders interim head coach, addressed his arrest during a press conference.

He said that they are "trying to collect as much information as we possibly can on what exactly happened and what the situation is and where he's at with that." Moving forward, Hobbs' status on the team is yet to be determined.

The footballer was a fifth-round pick out of Illinois in April 2021's National Football League (NFL) draft. Out of the Raiders' 16 games this season, he's played in 15 of them. In nine of the games, he played as a starter, reported Yahoo! Sports. Hours before his arrest, the team was on cloud nine as it had defeated the Indianapolis Colts.

Lately, the Raiders has been in news for its tumultuous season. Henry Ruggs III was cut by the team after he was involved in a DUI car crash that left one person dead. Damon Arnette's association with the team also ended after he was accused of crashing four cars and then posting a video threatening to take someone's life. It wasn't just the players who had to cut ties with the Raiders. The team's coach Jon Gruden was let go after homophobic, racist and misogynistic emails emerged.

Nate Hobbs
Nate Hobbs #39 of the Las Vegas Raiders attempts to tackle Nyheim Hines #21 of the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

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