Raiders WR Jacoby Ford won't be charged after arrest for DUI

NFL.com says that since charges ultimately were not filed, Ford should avoid NFL punishment

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford (12) makes a catch over Miami Dolphins safety Chris Clemons (30) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford (12) makes a catch over Miami Dolphins safety Chris Clemons (30) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oakland Raiders and former Clemson wide receiver Jacoby Ford was arrested for driving under the influence last month, but authorities told the Contra Costa Times on Thursday that Ford will not be prosecuted.

NFL.com reports that no charges will be filed in the case, according to California Highway Patrol officer Sam Morgan said. Ford was speeding and was pulled over for tinted windows on March 14. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath and Ford subsequently failed field sobriety tests, according to the report.

"The district attorney's office has declined to file charges against Jacoby Ford," said Teresa Drenick, Alameda County District Attorney spokeswoman.

"The Raiders organization is aware of the situation involving Jacoby Ford and takes matters such as this very seriously," a Raiders spokesman told the newspaper Thursday.

Since charges ultimately were not filed, Ford should avoid NFL punishment. After a promising rookie season, Ford has struggled to stay on the field. He missed all of last season with a foot injury.

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