Las Vegas Raiders’ Nate Hobbs clears the speeding case, pleads no appeal and pays a fine


LAS VEGAS — Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs solved a speedy offense case on Monday, with his attorney filing a no-contest plea on his behalf and paying a $250 fine.

Hobbs, 22, did not appear in court with his attorney, Richard Schonfeld, for the brief hearing that resulted from Hobbs’ January 16 arrest on a Las Vegas-area freeway.

A Nevada Highway Patrol officer had convicted Hobbs of reckless driving and reported that he stopped Hobbs’ vehicle at 110 mph in a 65 mph zone.

The case was the second in a month involving Hobbs, one of several current and former Raiders players charged in driving cases.

Hobbs was arrested before dawn on January 3 when he was found asleep in a vehicle in a casino parking garage on the Las Vegas Strip. Prosecutors in that case said Hobbs’ blood alcohol level was just below the Nevada legal DUI limit of 0.08%.

Hobbs pleaded guilty to negligent driving, paid a $685 fine and was sentenced to 20 hours of community service.

In November, former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a high-speed crash that killed a 23-year-old Las Vegas woman and her dog while Ruggs was allegedly driving while intoxicated. Authorities said Ruggs and his girlfriend were injured. The Raiders released Ruggs hours after the wreck.

A preliminary hearing of evidence in this case is scheduled for June 16.


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