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No contest DUI plea for Heyward-Bey

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No contest DUI plea for Heyward-Bey

SAN FRANCISCO Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has pleaded no contest to driving drunk across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

The 25-year-old Heyward-Bey entered his plea Monday in a San Francisco courtroom in exchange for a sentence of three years' probation, three months of DUI classes and various fines totaling around 1,800.

Heyward-Bey was charged in May with misdemeanor drunken driving following his April 7 arrest during a traffic stop.

He was driving his 2012 Range Rover on the bridge's lower deck when he was pulled over by an officer who saw him speeding and weaving shortly after he left a San Francisco nightclub.

He was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.

Heyward-Bey was the Raiders' first-round draft pick in 2009 and had a breakout season in 2011.

Raiders sign second-rounder Melifonwu, leaving one draft pick unsigned

Raiders sign second-rounder Melifonwu, leaving one draft pick unsigned

Obi Melifonwu entered Wednesday as the only second-round draft pick without a signed rookie contract. Later that afternoon, he joined the group.

The safety from UConn put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the Napa Valley Marriott, allowing him to join pre-training camp activities. Veterans report on Friday and camp’s first full-squad practice starts Saturday morning.

The pact took longer than the Raiders or Melifonwu had hoped. There's little room for fiscal movement in the rookie wage scale, but some contract language had to be hashed out before shaking hands.

Melifonwu is slotted to make $4,509,376 over the life of the contract, with a $1,419,544 signing bonus and a $819,886 base salary in 2017, per overthecap.com.

The Raiders have one draft pick left unsigned. First-round cornerback Gareon Conley hasn’t agreed on a deal, though it’s still likely that happens before the first full practice.

The Ohio State alum’s situation could be complicated by an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault allegation stemming from an April 9 incident in Cleveland.

Head coach Jack Del Rio said in a Tuesday radio interview he expected unsigned rookie contract issues to be resolved soon.

The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

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The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

Watch out Jalen Richard. You have some competition for your punt returning job.

Okay, not really.

But quarterback Derek Carr got in on the action Tuesday. In a video posted by the Raiders on Twitter, Carr fielded a punt and ran it back to the endzone for a touchdown.

He proceeded to do Deion Sanders' touchdown dance and that elicited a response from the Pro Football Hall of Famer.

"That's 1 of the many reasons why I gots mad love for @derekcarrqb he is the #Truth," Sanders wrote in a quote tweet.

Carr has yet to respond.