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

LAS VEGAS – Raiderscornerback Nate HobbsMonday was the day that a misdemeanor speeding case was resolved. His attorney entered a no contest plea for him and he paid a $250 fine.

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

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper had issued a ticket to Hobbs for reckless driving. He reported that Hobbs’ vehicle was traveling at 110 mph in 65 mph zones.

This was Hobbs’ second case in a month. He is one of many Raiders players currently facing driving charges.

Hobbs was taken into custody before dawn on Jan. 3. He was found in a vehicle in a Las Vegas Strip casino parking lot. According to the prosecution, Hobbs’ blood alcohol level was only 0.08 in Nevada.

Hobbs pleaded guilty misdemeanor careless driver, paid $685 in fine and was required to do 20 hours community service.

In November, former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs IIIRuggs was drunk when he was involved in a high speed crash that claimed the life of a Las Vegas woman, 23 years old. Ruggs was said to have been injured along with his girlfriend. Ruggs was freed by the Raiders only hours after the wreck.

June 16th will be the first hearing of evidence in this case.

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