Las Vegas Raiders’ Nate Hobbs resolves speeding case, pleads no contest and pays fine


LAS VEGAS — Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs resolved a misdemeanor speeding case on Monday, with his attorney entering a plea of ​​no contest on his behalf and paying a $250 fine.

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

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper had ticketed Hobbs for reckless driving, reporting that he clocked 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 to face charges in conduct cases.

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

Hobbs pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving, paid a $685 fine, and was ordered to perform 20 hours of community service.

In November, former Raiders catcher 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 driving drunk. Authorities said Ruggs and his girlfriend were injured. The Raiders released Ruggs hours after the sinking.

A preliminary evidentiary hearing in the case is scheduled for June 16.


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