[NFL] Charles Woodson Arrested

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Woodson and safety Marques Anderson were arrested early Monday for investigation of public intoxication following the Raiders' victory over the Titans.

The Oakland Police Department said the players were arrested at 4:20 a.m. in downtown Oakland after refusing to leave the backseat of a woman's car. Both were jailed briefly, police spokeswoman Danielle Ashford said.

"Apparently what happened, an officer in our transportation section was flagged down by a woman who said the men were in the back of her car and wouldn't get out," said Ashford, who was uncertain whether the players knew the woman. "They were very uncooperative. They had problems maintaining their balance and had a strong odor of alcohol. They were acting in a belligerent manner."

Woodson, 28, and Anderson, 25, were booked into Oakland City Jail. Bail is not required for the misdemeanor offense, Ashford said, but Anderson had to post $5,000 because of an outstanding traffic violation.

Ashford didn't know when the players would appear in court.

Woodson, the Raiders' designated franchise player, didn't play in the 40-35 win because of an injured knee but hustled through the locker room high-fiving teammates afterward.

He is the Raiders' second-leading tackler with 74, best among NFL defensive backs going into Sunday's game. He also has 2{ sacks and two forced fumbles this season.

Woodson hadn't missed a game since being suspended and sent home by former coach Bill Callahan for the final game last season at San Diego for missing curfew.

In May 2000, Woodson was named in warrants charging him with drunken driving and driving with a suspended license in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he won the 1997 Heisman Trophy for Michigan. Police said he registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.24 percent, more than twice Michigan's legal limit.

Anderson was acquired in a September trade with Green Bay.

Source: ESPN

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