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AnthonyE
03-16-2008, 04:08 AM
Hey all, I just got word from my stepdad (who's a HPD officer) that one of his policemen buddies just arrested Jacoby Jones for DWI.

I doubt this news is out yet, but what do ya'll make of it, and what potential consequences are there for him?

Line_Producer
03-16-2008, 04:16 AM
Hey all, I just got word from my stepdad (who's a HPD officer) that one of his policemen buddies just arrested Jacoby Jones for DWI.

I doubt this news is out yet, but what do ya'll make of it, and what potential consequences are there for him?

DUI's are terrible, though I can think of a lot worse things. I drive a motorcycle, so I hate drunk drivers more than most. Not sure where this paragraph is going, but I can't see any real repercussions coming from this from the Texans. Probation for a few years, no license for a few months. Eh. Get a chauffeur.

Wish I had something useful to contribute. Take a cab, JJ.

texanmojo
03-16-2008, 06:54 AM
but what do ya'll make of it, and what potential consequences are there for him?

If this is true...that's too bad. If its a first offense, its a misdemeanor that will likely have him pay a fine and I think maybe a little probation.

If you kill someone in a DUI accident, you can get up to 20 years prison time per person that is killed.

Showtime100
03-16-2008, 07:42 AM
Not seeing anything at the Chronicle yet, but we'll see I guess.

ArlingtonTexan
03-16-2008, 07:54 AM
Will edit title to make it clear that is a rumor and will track thread closely. If nothing comes of this a relatively short time frame will close thread.

texanfan2002114
03-16-2008, 08:03 AM
If this is true...that's too bad. If its a first offense, its a misdemeanor that will likely have him pay a fine and I think maybe a little probation.

If you kill someone in a DUI accident, you can get up to 20 years prison time per person that is killed.

1st offense

Texas Criminal Status: Class B Misdemeanor

Jail: Minimum 72 hours, or 6 days if open container is present.

Texas DWI Fines/Costs: Fine not to exceed $2,000. Other administrative and evaluation fees may be assessed. TX imposes a “surcharge” for a DWI on top of regular fines. The surcharge is $1,000 per year for three years for a first DWI offense and $2,000 if the person’s BAC level was double or more the legal limit (.16). Texas License Suspension: Yes, 1 year. Attending DWI Education class may avoid this. Occupational license may be granted based on need.

Violation of Zero Tolerance Law: N/A

Texas Conditional License: A conditional, or occupational license, may be issued based on "essential need" and usually only when the court orders an offender into alcohol assessment/rehabilitation. Offenders who have been granted occupational licenses within 10 years are ineligible. For definitions of “essential need”, see Transportation Code Section 521.241.

Vehicle Impound: None

Texas DWI School: First time offenders must complete a 12 hour DWI Education Program within 180 days of when probation was granted or risk having their license revoked.

Texas Probation: Terms of probation decided by judge or jury.

Texas Community Service: 24 hours required, but no more than 100 hours.

texanmojo
03-16-2008, 08:17 AM
1st offense

Texas Criminal Status: Class B Misdemeanor

Jail: Minimum 72 hours, or 6 days if open container is present.

Texas DWI Fines/Costs: Fine not to exceed $2,000. Other administrative and evaluation fees may be assessed. TX imposes a “surcharge” for a DWI on top of regular fines. The surcharge is $1,000 per year for three years for a first DWI offense and $2,000 if the person’s BAC level was double or more the legal limit (.16). Texas License Suspension: Yes, 1 year. Attending DWI Education class may avoid this. Occupational license may be granted based on need.

Violation of Zero Tolerance Law: N/A

Texas Conditional License: A conditional, or occupational license, may be issued based on "essential need" and usually only when the court orders an offender into alcohol assessment/rehabilitation. Offenders who have been granted occupational licenses within 10 years are ineligible. For definitions of “essential need”, see Transportation Code Section 521.241.

Vehicle Impound: None

Texas DWI School: First time offenders must complete a 12 hour DWI Education Program within 180 days of when probation was granted or risk having their license revoked.

Texas Probation: Terms of probation decided by judge or jury.

Texas Community Service: 24 hours required, but no more than 100 hours.

Thanks for the exact stats...I was trying to recite from memory.

AnthonyE
03-16-2008, 08:24 AM
Will edit title to make it clear that is a rumor and will track thread closely. If nothing comes of this a relatively short time frame will close thread.

Understandable.

Sorry for getting a tad bit off topic, but the guy who arrested him according to my step-dad (His name's Zach, I played FF with him this past year) took a look in JJ's phone and he had Ocho Cinco's number, along with a few others. :o Pretty cool that a 4th string WR would have his number, imo.

PapaL
03-16-2008, 08:37 AM
Understandable.

Sorry for getting a tad bit off topic, but the guy who arrested him according to my step-dad (His name's Zach, I played FF with him this past year) took a look in JJ's phone and he had Ocho Cinco's number, along with a few others. :o Pretty cool that a 4th string WR would have his number, imo.

I guess any Bengal would be a good source for legal representation. They would know the in and outs of getting arrested for stupid stuff.

How stupid can this kid be? You make good money - call a damn cab. Why risk a DUI?

AnthonyE
03-16-2008, 08:43 AM
I guess any Bengal would be a good source for legal representation. They would know the in and outs of getting arrested for stupid stuff.

How stupid can this kid be? You make good money - call a damn cab. Why risk a DUI?

Which reminds me, the cop found a check stub in his car, 750,000 dollars. O_O

Xetuoh1836
03-16-2008, 08:48 AM
I hope it's not true and I agree the thread should be removed if a credible source cannot be found (not saying your info. is "incorrect" AnthonyE or that your making this up)! I just want to see a "publication", whose credibility is on the line (and not on an internet message board) confirm this. :shades:

AnthonyE
03-16-2008, 09:13 AM
I hope it's not true and I agree the thread should be removed if a credible source cannot be found (not saying your info. is "incorrect" AnthonyE or that your making this up)! I just want to see a "publication", whose credibility is on the line (and not on an internet message board) confirm this. :shades:

Are you calling me a liar?!

rofl, jk. No, I realize that a story like this is very likely to not be true. However, because I believe (while some may not) my stepdad and his friend, who I know as well, to be credible sources. Trust me, if I were one of you and heard this from a 3rd hand source, I'd be just as skeptical.

PapaL
03-16-2008, 09:57 AM
It would take a while for this story to break into main stream, if true, being as who is Jacoby Jones?

Best bet would be local police blotter.

Dunno...

Revolution
03-16-2008, 10:04 AM
This thread should be removed until a more concrete source can be found. Unless AnthonyE's stepdad's friend (sounds like my brother's cousin's brother's best friend to me) is willing to step forward...

This is a guys rep we are talking about here...

Hardcore Texan
03-16-2008, 10:40 AM
Everybody relax, it says RUMOR in the title, Arilington Texan has already stepped in and said how it will be handled and aptly I might add. I think everyone here can discern what is going on. There are a few hundred loyal fans on here and that's about it, that would defend him if it is not true. His rep is fine at the moment.

Malloy
03-16-2008, 10:40 AM
This thread should be removed until a more concrete source can be found. Unless AnthonyE's stepdad's friend (sounds like my brother's cousin's brother's best friend to me) is willing to step forward...

This is a guys rep we are talking about here...

hence the rumor :)

DiehardChris
03-16-2008, 10:43 AM
Everybody relax, it says RUMOR in the title, Arilington Texan has already stepped in and said how it will be handled and aptly I might add. I think everyone here can discern what is going on. There are a few hundred loyal fans on here and that's about it, that would defend him if it is not true. His rep is fine at the moment.

This is how the garbage about Jeff Alm started. People still fervently believe it's true, even though it's the complete opposite of true.

Hardcore Texan
03-16-2008, 10:49 AM
This is how the garbage about Jeff Alm started. People still fervently believe it's true, even though it's the complete opposite of true.

And Richard Gere likes geribals....I understand what you are saying, I think it is being managed properly by the Mods, we don't want this to be true. Most of us anyway *looks over shoulder for Blazing Arrow*. I sincerely hope this is not the case also.

I am pretty a skeptical person generally speaking anyway.

Jeff Alm? I have no clue what was said there, first I have heard of it.

Revolution
03-16-2008, 10:50 AM
hence the rumor :)

The whole point is that people will pass this on and eventually the rumor part will fall out of the "translation" as it makes the story more "interesting".

I am positive that tomorrow, one of the sports talk shows will have a caller that asks about JJ's arrest.

Brando
03-16-2008, 10:53 AM
And Richard Gere likes geribals....I understand what you are saying, I think it is being managed properly by the Mods, we don't want this to be true. Most of us anyway *looks over shoulder for Blazing Arrow*. I sincerely hope this is not the case also.

I am pretty a skeptical person generally speaking anyway.

Jeff Alm? I have no clue what was said there, first I have heard of it.

Must have been a rumor in the Houston area. It involved Alm and his "buddy".

Koolaid Time
03-16-2008, 10:53 AM
Real easy to verify.. Call the Harris County Jail, see if they have a Jacoby Jones, date of birth July 11, 1984, in custody.

One of the attorneys on here could get on the Internet to the Harris County JIMS system and see if its true.

Revolution
03-16-2008, 10:59 AM
Must have been a rumor in the Houston area. It involved Alm and his "buddy".

Let's not perpetuate the rumor....

Hardcore Texan
03-16-2008, 11:00 AM
Must have been a rumor in the Houston area. It involved Alm and his "buddy".

I did some googling and found out. What a bizarre story and sad ending. I was just out of high school and headed to college, wasn't really paying attention to the new in them days.

Xetuoh1836
03-16-2008, 11:00 AM
Everybody relax, it says RUMOR in the title, Arilington Texan has already stepped in and said how it will be handled and aptly I might add. I think everyone here can discern what is going on. There are a few hundred loyal fans on here and that's about it, that would defend him if it is not true. His rep is fine at the moment.

Not to give this anymore "legs" then (at this time at least) it deserves but, to clarify the orginal post read 6+ hours ago: "Jacoby Jones Arrested?". Arlington Texan rightfully changed it to the present header.

HoustonFrog
03-16-2008, 11:07 AM
This is how the garbage about Jeff Alm started. People still fervently believe it's true, even though it's the complete opposite of true.

Not trying to start trouble but there were about 50 different sides that came up with a similar story on the Alm deal..cops swearing it was true, etc.. and I have a hard time believing some part is not true. JMO. Just too much of whio said what still out there. As far as Jacoby...just wait until things come out.

Koolaid Time
03-16-2008, 11:08 AM
Well, he was arrested for something last night...

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/searchResultsAction.do

NOTE: Names in italic are alias names. back
Register/Details Last Name First Name Date of Birth Custody Status Facility/Reason Reporting Agency
JONES JACOBY R 07/11/1984 Out of Custody HARRIS COUNTY JAIL

DiehardChris
03-16-2008, 11:13 AM
Not trying to start trouble but there were about 50 different sides that came up with a similar story on the Alm deal..cops swearing it was true, etc.. and I have a hard time believing some part is not true. JMO. Just too much of whio said what still out there. As far as Jacoby...just wait until things come out.

Let's not make this thread about Jeff Alm. I assure you, it's not true. Back to JJ. If it's true, I hope he fixes his problems fast. This stuff won't fly in Houston, and he knows it.

DiehardChris
03-16-2008, 11:20 AM
Well, he was arrested for something last night...

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/searchResultsAction.do

NOTE: Names in italic are alias names. back
Register/Details Last Name First Name Date of Birth Custody Status Facility/Reason Reporting Agency
JONES JACOBY R 07/11/1984 Out of Custody HARRIS COUNTY JAIL

Well, crap. This sucks. It's his name, it's Harris County, and it's his birthday.

I HATE it when Texans players get in trouble with the law, because it takes the sting out of my constant attacks on the Dallas Cowboy fans in my family. I love to remind them about all the crack, arrests, drug dealing, and how PacMan Jones will be joining the team soon. (Not that he definitely will, but I love telling them how he's a perfect fit)... so it gives me little ground to stand on when our guys screw up.

Koolaid Time
03-16-2008, 11:23 AM
Well, crap. This sucks. It's his name, it's Harris County, and it's his birthday.

I HATE it when Texans players get in trouble with the law, because it takes the sting out of my constant attacks on the Dallas Cowboy fans in my family. I love to remind them about all the crack, arrests, drug dealing, and how PacMan Jones will be joining the team soon. (Not that he definitely will, but I love telling them how he's a perfect fit)... so it gives me little ground to stand on when our guys screw up.

One thing to note.... there is an arrest, but no details on a charge.

If he got down there and didn't blow a .08, they might not have charged him with a DWI.

DiehardChris
03-16-2008, 11:51 AM
One thing to note.... there is an arrest, but no details on a charge.

If he got down there and didn't blow a .08, they might not have charged him with a DWI.

Let's hope that's the case.

Mr. White
03-16-2008, 11:58 AM
This is how the garbage about Jeff Alm started. People still fervently believe it's true, even though it's the complete opposite of true.

Not trying to start trouble but there were about 50 different sides that came up with a similar story on the Alm deal..cops swearing it was true, etc.. and I have a hard time believing some part is not true. JMO. Just too much of whio said what still out there.

Funny that this comes up. I had a buddy in from Colorado Springs last week that told me about this. I told him that I heard this story is an urban legend. Not to mention that it gets mentioned every now and then on the sports talk stations.

I was living in the Dallas area back then and had no idea of what the rumor around Houston was. Seems like there's a couple of versions of it going around.

One rumor is that the other guy was closer than a friend. The other rumor is that he was performing a friendly service at the time of the accident and injured Jeff.

Which one is it?

Back to the topic...DWI's happen every night. It's no surprise that one of them happens to be a local celebrity every now and then.

I don't really think it's very professional of the cops to be going through the guy's cellphone after they arrest him.

HoustonFrog
03-16-2008, 12:52 PM
Let's not make this thread about Jeff Alm. I assure you, it's not true. Back to JJ. If it's true, I hope he fixes his problems fast. This stuff won't fly in Houston, and he knows it.

Sorry I wasn't trying to but being as one of the attorneys here I'm sure others have hung out with their brethren and heard stuff like "I know a cop that swears by it." At least the DA guys I know have...

As far as JJ. It happens. We all make mistakes. Bad mistake but nothing you can't get through and learn from. I hope it helps him grow up.

Kaiser Toro
03-16-2008, 01:34 PM
http://www.click2houston.com/news/15612014/detail.html

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones was arrested overnight and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said Sunday.

Police said they stopped Jones at about 2 a.m. Sunday. He posted a $500 bond and was released, officials said.

The Texans said they're still gathering information about the arrest, and they said they're not yet ready to comment.

YellerLotYeller
03-16-2008, 01:45 PM
He's only 23 and mistakes will happen. This could actually have a positive effect on his life and maturing process as a man. If not....................we could always trade him to the cowgirls.

disaacks3
03-16-2008, 01:46 PM
I guess it's OK to remove the RUMOR and the "?" now.

C'mon JJ, let's start focusing on NEXT year...we need another KR/PR in the Pro-Bowl!

brakos82
03-16-2008, 01:50 PM
I guess it's OK to remove the RUMOR and the "?" now.

C'mon JJ, let's start focusing on NEXT year...we need another KR/PR in the Pro-Bowl!
Pretty sure we already have one anyways... :)

Thorn
03-16-2008, 02:33 PM
Take a bunch of money and throw it at a young person who never had that kind of money before, and it's a recipe for disaster.

Not that a 3rd round draft choice is loaded with money, but still NFL pay is quite a bit higher than cooking burgers at McDonalds or starting pay in almost any field.

I know nothing about JJ personally, having read nothing about his personal life, but I hope he makes it through this. He has a fantastic future with the Texans and I hope he pulls through this. I also hope we, as fans, keep some perspective on this.

Hardcore Texan
03-16-2008, 02:39 PM
Take a bunch of money and throw it at a young person who never had that kind of money before, and it's a recipe for disaster.

Not that a 3rd round draft choice is loaded with money, but still NFL pay is quite a bit higher than cooking burgers at McDonalds or starting pay in almost any field.

I know nothing about JJ personally, having read nothing about his personal life, but I hope he makes it through this. He has a fantastic future with the Texans and I hope he pulls through this. I also hope we, as fans, keep some perspective on this.

Well said Thorn.

It still sucks though, I hope he learns his lesson here and turns into a positive.

Second Honeymoon
03-16-2008, 02:42 PM
Well, crap. This sucks. It's his name, it's Harris County, and it's his birthday.

I HATE it when Texans players get in trouble with the law, because it takes the sting out of my constant attacks on the Dallas Cowboy fans in my family. I love to remind them about all the crack, arrests, drug dealing, and how PacMan Jones will be joining the team soon. (Not that he definitely will, but I love telling them how he's a perfect fit)... so it gives me little ground to stand on when our guys screw up.

Maybe instead of arguing about non-football issues you should switch to football issues. The Cowboys have had a pretty clean ship of late. Other teams have had far more transgressions the past decade. Now, if they sign PacMan they are making a deal with the devil and they deserve any smack they get, but its been pretty quiet there lately especially when compared to other teams, our own included.

If you want to run smack at Cowboy fan in your family, you can still get results and stick to football. romo choking, romo fumbling a freaking hold to lose a playoff game, roy williams not being able to cover his own shadow, drafting bobby carpenter in the first round, jones putting NFC championship tickets at players lockers and coming onto the field and constantly being a distraction, driving Parcells out of town for Wade Phillips, and of course the nuclear option 19-10.

Thorn
03-16-2008, 02:49 PM
...<snip>....If you want to run smack at Cowboy fan in your family, you can still get results and stick to football....<snip>

I don't need no stinkin' facts to hate the Cowgirls. LOL

sakebomb
03-16-2008, 03:22 PM
Take a bunch of money and throw it at a young person who never had that kind of money before, and it's a recipe for disaster.


Take a bunch of money and throw it at anyone that has never had that kind of money before can equal a recipe for disaster.

aj.
03-16-2008, 03:35 PM
I don't see where this is a money issue. You don't have to be rich to get arrested for DWI. As far as the 'guys from the hood' not being able to manage their lives comment, hook up a breathalyzer to half the people leaving Reliant on any given Sunday and Harris Co. would have their quota of DWIs for a year.

Thorn
03-16-2008, 03:49 PM
That’s not what we are talking about. What was the point, at least was my point, is that folks that go from no money to suddenly lots of money make decisions that are not so good sometimes.

Again, I have no idea of what is going through JJ’s mind or what caused him to drive while drunk, if indeed, it ever gets proved.

alphajoker
03-16-2008, 03:53 PM
Damn, JJ, damn. I hope he takes this as a learning experience and keeps his nose clean from here on out.

aj.
03-16-2008, 04:11 PM
That’s not what we are talking about.


We (if you include me) are talking about your point on one hand, and mine on another. Jacoby could still be working at the hardware store in Franklin TN and have made the same bad decision.

As long as we're generalizing and hypothesizing, people often rush to judgement on these things - playing the convenient 'young guy with a lot of new cash' or 'guy from the hood who can't manage his life' card, especially when this happens to highly visible sports figures. I don't know why he did it - and really don't care. I'm just glad he didn't hurt anyone, or himself, and hope he gets it turned around whatever the reason.

I know a 18 year old kid from a middle income, good family that got a DWI the other night. No recent cash windfall and no 'hood upbringing. But he made a major error in judgement and is now in serious doo. Another lesson learned, I hope.

AnthonyE
03-16-2008, 04:33 PM
:doot: Yay, I'm not a liar!

But in seriousness, it's a shame that this happened. I was hoping for big things out of Jacoby this year, and that he might have had a crazy 2nd year jump like Mario did. Oh well, I'm sure that this won't have an effect on the season. He can just pay his fees and serve is time. I'm wondering if Kubiak will do anything about it though.

Hardcore Texan
03-16-2008, 04:38 PM
:doot: Yay, I'm not a liar!

But in seriousness, it's a shame that this happened. I was hoping for big things out of Jacoby this year, and that he might have had a crazy 2nd year jump like Mario did. Oh well, I'm sure that this won't have an effect on the season. He can just pay his fees and serve is time. I'm wondering if Kubiak will do anything about it though.

I imagine the Texans will not take this lightly and could get a fine from the league, Goodell is pretty tough on these types of things and rightfully so.

Showtime100
03-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Let's not make this thread about Jeff Alm. I assure you, it's not true. Back to JJ. If it's true, I hope he fixes his problems fast. This stuff won't fly in Houston, and he knows it.

Damn, JJ, damn. I hope he takes this as a learning experience and keeps his nose clean from here on out.

Depends I guess. Hunter Pence got a DWI last year and it has blown over for him. I quoted TMV because that is exactly what was being said at the time about Pence. I hope he learns from this as well, assuming it's a DUI/DWI. That's nothing at all to take lightly.

Thorn
03-16-2008, 05:06 PM
So, what's the facts so far?

I will admit in a minute I am wrong. That's because quite often I am. LOL

Kaiser Toro
03-16-2008, 05:07 PM
So, what's the facts so far?

I will admit in a minute I am wrong. That's because quite often I am. LOL

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hotstories/5623751.html

Houston Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones is free on bail after being arrested near downtown early early this morning on suspicion of drunk driving, officials said.

Jones, 23, was stopped by HPD patrol officers about 3 a.m. on Chartres near Gray near downtown, officials said.

A Houston police spokesman didn't know what caused the officers to become suspicious of Jones, who was selected by the Texans during the third round of last year's NFL draft.

"It was basically a DWI investigation," said HPD Sgt. John Chomiak. "There was no accident involved."

Jones was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated — his first offense. The bail was set at $500, which was paid later Sunday morning.

Thorn
03-16-2008, 05:18 PM
Oops. JJ seems to have been cought.

In any case, I still hope for the best for him.

StarStruck
03-16-2008, 05:24 PM
It would be interesting if the police set up a sting in surrounding areas of a Texan game (or any pro football game that has tailgating), about 4:30 in the afternoon.

DUI isn't a good thing any time of the day, but I can imagine that at 3:00 a.m. the odds of being stopped by police are quite high.

Thorn
03-16-2008, 05:31 PM
As much as I make fun of the situation, I hope he is OK, and that drunk drivers are not on the road.

I make a lot of drunk posts here, as is this one, but I do NOT get in my car after drinking. Maybe it's because of age and experinece or something else that I don't do that, but still, I hope in the end run, JJ is OK.

beerlover
03-16-2008, 05:32 PM
how can any of us talk :potkettle:

most all of us have been there, perhaps a little over enthusiastic about a certain situation, a pretty girl, following a bunch of friends or whatever its difficult to just shut it down, be responsible & know your limits. as professionals/adults its incumbent on us all to understand consequences of our actions :drunk:

Mr. White
03-16-2008, 05:38 PM
Let's put this in perspective.

I'll take Jacoby Jones' DWI over Jerome Mathis choking out his pregnant girlfriend any day of the week. Especially when Jacoby shows up in uniform on Sundays.

Not the most responsible call on Jacoby's part, but DWI's happen to the best of us. Almost anyone who ever goes downtown or to the neighborhood sports bar on a weekend is guilty of drinking and driving. We all know we won't kill a family of four because families of four usually aren't driving around at 3 in the morning.

Funny thing about DWI's....the people in Austin that actually take money from MADD and set the laws go out and drink at places like Mike's Pub and the Cloak Room. The difference is that they have staffers drive them around after they get loaded. Maybe Jacoby should take a page from their book.

ObsiWan
03-16-2008, 06:58 PM
I'm not sure what part of this story pisses me off the most...

that J.J. got himself into this situ in the first place by not calling a damned cab
or
some cop went back to the station bragging to his buddies about who he just "bagged"
or
that the cop was nosing thru J.J.'s cellphone numbers - WTF for!?!?
any "officer" ever asked you to rummage thru your cell numbers during the course of a routine traffic stop??

OBTW, I totally don't buy the check stub crap. Who would have a check stub in this day of electronic fund transfer??

AnthonyE
03-16-2008, 07:05 PM
I'm not sure what part of this story pisses me off the most...

that J.J. got himself into this situ in the first place by not calling a damned cab
or
some cop went back to the station bragging to his buddies about who he just "bagged"
or
that the cop was nosing thru J.J.'s cellphone numbers - WTF for!?!?
any "officer" ever asked you to rummage thru your cell numbers during the course of a routine traffic stop??

OBTW, I totally don't buy the check stub crap. Who would have a check stub in this day of electronic fund transfer??

I'm sure if you were a cop and you arrested a Texan, or someone famous, you'd tell someone about it.

Also, I'm pretty sure Jacoby let him. :/

The check stub is up for discussion, I don't really believe it either. I'm just repeating what I was told. Everyone in my family still uses check stubs and I know a lot of others that still do, though.

GP
03-16-2008, 07:12 PM
I'm not sure what part of this story pisses me off the most...

that J.J. got himself into this situ in the first place by not calling a damned cab
or
some cop went back to the station bragging to his buddies about who he just "bagged"
or
that the cop was nosing thru J.J.'s cellphone numbers - WTF for!?!?
any "officer" ever asked you to rummage thru your cell numbers during the course of a routine traffic stop??

OBTW, I totally don't buy the check stub crap. Who would have a check stub in this day of electronic fund transfer??

Maybe Jacoby wanted to contact an attorney, or a friend, to bail him out. Probably had the cop go through his cell phone and connect Jacoby. While that's a practice normally suited for the jailhouse after he's been booked, maybe the cops were being nice and letting him make a call on the side of the road (to get the process started more quickly?). Kinda' hard to hit the speed dial on your phone when your hands are cuffed behind your back. Throw in the possibility that JJ might have been too drunk to do it himself, and well...it's possible. Cop also happened to see Chad Johnson's number?

Not saying that this is how it went down...but it's possible.

ubecool454
03-16-2008, 07:24 PM
He's only 23 and mistakes will happen. This could actually have a positive effect on his life and maturing process as a man. If not....................we could always trade him to the cowgirls.

No no trade to the north texas cowboys. I'm just glad he was not sloppy drunk and hurt someone or himself. Hopefully this will be a part of a learning process for young Jacoby. I must admit there have been numerous times in the past that if I was stopped I would have been going the same route JJ went last night. How many texans fans could get charged after leaving a good Texans tailgating party? Not trying to make light of the situation but JJ seems to be a good kid that will hopefully learn from his mistake. JJ mght want to even thank those cops after due process is served.

ubecool454
03-16-2008, 07:40 PM
I imagine the Texans will not take this lightly and could get a fine from the league, Goodell is pretty tough on these types of things and rightfully so.

When is Roger Commish going to fine himself for allowing the evidence tapes of the Pats cheating to be destroyed. I don't like this commissioner at all.

eriadoc
03-16-2008, 07:45 PM
I don't see where this is a money issue. You don't have to be rich to get arrested for DWI. As far as the 'guys from the hood' not being able to manage their lives comment, hook up a breathalyzer to half the people leaving Reliant on any given Sunday and Harris Co. would have their quota of DWIs for a year.

That would be awesome.

Porky
03-16-2008, 09:05 PM
Not good Jacoby. Hopefully, lessoned learned. I do have a concern about the cop going through the cell phone. Wouldn't that be a form of illegal search?

Drew_Smoke
03-16-2008, 09:13 PM
I would tell you all the same thing....

Don't BLOW it! Why donate evidence against your cause?

Biggio walked...Carl Lewis hit a curb in front of a cop and walked.

I could go on.

Don't Drink and Drive!

YellerLotYeller
03-16-2008, 09:47 PM
Not good Jacoby. Hopefully, lessoned learned. I do have a concern about the cop going through the cell phone. Wouldn't that be a form of illegal search?


You would think, but it is common procedure.

Napa Auto Parts
03-16-2008, 11:33 PM
Oh my Pac-Man Jones Part Duece

281
03-17-2008, 12:40 AM
Throw in the possibility that JJ might have been too drunk to do it himself, and well...it's possible.

naw, cause then it would have been a dui and not a dwi.

RipTraxx
03-17-2008, 01:28 AM
You would think, but it is common procedure.

Wait im lost. Why would they look through your phone?

Napa Auto Parts
03-17-2008, 03:05 AM
If Jacoby was smart he would of had Gary Trickers number saved on he's cell phone doesnt anyone listen to 610.

AnthonyE
03-17-2008, 03:43 AM
Wait im lost. Why would they look through your phone?

Could be many reasons. One could be to turn it off. Not all phones are as easy as holding the red button to turn off. Another could be to call someone to post bail or something at his/her request. Could be many things.

Malloy
03-17-2008, 04:41 AM
Could be many reasons. One could be to turn it off. Not all phones are as easy as holding the red button to turn off. Another could be to call someone to post bail or something at his/her request. Could be many things.

Officer: 'Ok, someone to post bail... Hm.. There's someone called Britney S here, I'll give her a call, I'm sure she'll help Jones out'

BattleRedToro
03-17-2008, 07:12 AM
Professional athletes should never put themselves in this position in the first place. If I had their level of income I would never drive myself anywhere. I would have a bonded limousine service drive me everywhere. NO DWI/DUI's, NO Road Rage Lawsuits, NO Car Accident Lawsuits, etc.

ubecool454
03-17-2008, 07:57 AM
I don't see where this is a money issue. You don't have to be rich to get arrested for DWI. As far as the 'guys from the hood' not being able to manage their lives comment, hook up a breathalyzer to half the people leaving Reliant on any given Sunday and Harris Co. would have their quota of DWIs for a year.

On point AJ.

ubecool454
03-17-2008, 08:04 AM
Professional athletes should never put themselves in this position in the first place. If I had their level of income I would never drive myself anywhere. I would have a bonded limousine service drive me everywhere. NO DWI/DUI's, NO Road Rage Lawsuits, NO Car Accident Lawsuits, etc.

Have you paid for a cab in houston lately? I just bet you would have limo service everywhere....if you did, it wouldn't be long before you are the driver and the cabbie is having you drive him around.

DiehardChris
03-17-2008, 10:49 AM
Originally Posted by DiehardChris
Let's not make this thread about Jeff Alm. I assure you, it's not true. Back to JJ. If it's true, I hope he fixes his problems fast. This stuff won't fly in Houston, and he knows it.

Depends I guess. Hunter Pence got a DWI last year and it has blown over for him. I quoted TMV because that is exactly what was being said at the time about Pence. I hope he learns from this as well, assuming it's a DUI/DWI. That's nothing at all to take lightly.

Okay, so we have to dissect every part of every comment for accuracy.

Obviously, I was referring to the Texans, not the city of Houston. If someone was to say that DWI's don't fly in the city of Houston, that would be like saying fake breasts won't fly in Los Angeles. Clearly I meant that the organization has a low tolerance for bad behavior, and that he better keep his nose clean. Once is fine. Maybe even twice. But if it starts becoming a pattern, we all know he'll be gone from the team.

I thought that was obvious and didn't need to be said, but clearly I wasn't specific enough.

AnthonyE
03-17-2008, 01:31 PM
Officer: 'Ok, someone to post bail... Hm.. There's someone called Britney S here, I'll give her a call, I'm sure she'll help Jones out'

Rofl, you never know.

Anyway, I'm just defending the cop because he's an acquaintance of mine. I didn't post this thread so people could bash him. :/

threetoedpete
03-17-2008, 03:41 PM
rep'd...nice work. Be inteseting to know exatly what we're talking 'bout here ...can you tell us what did he blow ? ...couple of beers....glasses of wine....or stoned out of his mind ? Mad is going to want their pound of flesh. Exatcly what Mr McNiar will demand....

drewmar74
03-17-2008, 03:43 PM
rep'd...nice work. Be inteseting to know ex@tly wh@t we're t@lking 'bout here ...c@n you tell us wh@t did he blow ? ...couple of beers....gl@sses of wine....or stoned out of his mind ? M@d is going to w@nt their pound of flesh. Ex@tcly wh@t Mr McNi@r will dem@nd....

3TP - can we all paypal you some funds to buy a new keyboard?

AnthonyE
03-17-2008, 03:44 PM
rep'd...nice work. Be inteseting to know ex@tly wh@t we're t@lking 'bout here ...c@n you tell us wh@t did he blow ? ...couple of beers....gl@sses of wine....or stoned out of his mind ? M@d is going to w@nt their pound of flesh. Ex@tcly wh@t Mr McNi@r will dem@nd....

I'm pretty sure he had just had a few beers. Was probably coming back from a bar. He apparently was pulled over like really close by the police station, so that was stupid by his part to drive around there, let alone drive drunk. XD

I'll ask my stepdad for some more info.

ccdude730
03-17-2008, 03:51 PM
3TP - can we all paypal you some funds to buy a new keyboard?

i was thinking he should copy/paste the letter 'a'

ccdude730
03-18-2008, 01:14 AM
some new details about the incident:

Houston Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones was asleep behind the wheel, car in drive, with his foot on the brake when officers approached to arrest him on a charge of suspicion of drunken driving Sunday, prosecutors said Monday.

Jones, the Texans' third-round draft pick last year, was in the driver's seat of his late-model Nissan Altima while stopped in a traffic lane at Chartres and West Gray near downtown, prosecutors said Monday.
Link (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5627660.html)

he is fortunate that nobody was hurt

YellerLotYeller
03-18-2008, 01:16 AM
Weirdest thing about that report is that he drives a Nissan Altima....my wife drives an Altima.

Ole Miss Texan
03-18-2008, 02:08 AM
Weirdest thing about that report is that he drives a Nissan Altima....my wife drives an Altima.

You could be married to Jacoby Jones.

DiehardChris
03-18-2008, 02:32 AM
Isn't that exactly how Tony LaRussa was busted? Asleep at the wheel with his foot on the brake?

Jacoby seems like a stand-up kid with solid character. That's based only on interviews, and that online journal he kept during the season. I think he'll straighten up and keep his nose clean.

Malloy
03-18-2008, 04:18 AM
Thats why I dont like automatic, at least with a manual you'll stall the engine and that's the end of it. Automatic = self-driving car unless you're actively using the brakes :)

maddogmrb
03-18-2008, 09:24 AM
Thats why I dont like automatic, at least with a manual you'll stall the engine and that's the end of it. Automatic = self-driving car unless you're actively using the brakes :)

You're right .... automatic works best for non-drunks!
:thisbig:

ChampionTexan
03-18-2008, 09:31 AM
Thats why I dont like automatic, at least with a manual you'll stall the engine and that's the end of it. Automatic = self-driving car unless you're actively using the brakes :)

You're right .... automatic works best for non-drunks!
:thisbig:

I hate it when you have to actively use the brakes.:D

Specnatz
03-18-2008, 11:41 AM
Thats why I dont like automatic, at least with a manual you'll stall the engine and that's the end of it. Automatic = self-driving car unless you're actively using the brakes :)


I hate it when you have to actively use the brakes.:D

You mean I am supposed to use the breakes when I drive? :drive:

aj.
03-18-2008, 12:30 PM
Weirdest thing about that report is that he drives a Nissan Altima....my wife drives an Altima.

No, I think the weirdest thing about that report is that he fell asleep at an intersection less than a block away from a police station. At least there used to be a police station there -- at Chartres and Gray -- right next to the old Drexler's BBQ.

mexican_texan
03-18-2008, 01:30 PM
It's no biggie. Any young man could get a DWI, even the nation's president.

Malloy
03-18-2008, 02:32 PM
It's no biggie. Any young man could get a DWI, even the nation's president.

Jacoby for President!

Polo
03-18-2008, 06:08 PM
some new details about the incident:


Link (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/5627660.html)

he is fortunate that nobody was hurt

He's lucky the cops found him.

Polo
03-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Weirdest thing about that report is that he drives a Nissan Altima....my wife drives an Altima.

Low key car that doesn't grab a lot of attention no matter how decked out it is.

When I saw Jacoby at my highschool's football game and he and Andre walked through the gate Jacoby looked almost nervous with all the people around...Funny that no one recognized him...

But anywho...he may just like to be low key...

Koolaid Time
03-19-2008, 12:04 PM
No, I think the weirdest thing about that report is that he fell asleep at an intersection less than a block away from a police station. At least there used to be a police station there -- at Chartres and Gray -- right next to the old Drexler's BBQ.

There is some sort of HPD facility there. Why didn't he just sleep it off with the car parked in the bar parking lot?