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Raiders RB Bush arrested for drunk driving

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Raiders RB Bush arrested for drunk driving

Feb. 12, 2011RAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEO
MICHAEL BUSH PROFILE

Paul Gutierrez
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Raiders running back Michael Bush was arrested and charged with OWI in Indiana early Saturday morning, according to WLKY TV in Louisville.

According to the report, Bush was arrested at about 4:30 a.m. in Jeffersonville (Ind.) for allegedly driving while intoxicated (and) booked into the Clark County Jail.

Raiders senior executive John Herrera said the team is aware of the situation and will continue to monitor it. A call to Bush for comment was not returned.

REWIND: Bush has big day vs. K.C.

Friday night, Bush Tweeted: My family got me watching my lil cousin tonight. But for some reason my tweetcaster won't let me twitpic it before Tweeting later, I kicking it with my boy @Jruss315 and @HulkDaBeast.

Earlier, in the day, Bush Tweeted: @williamgay22 im in louisville right now but I head to cali on Monday

His arrest could be costly in a particularly financial manner.

Bushs contract is expiring and depending upon the language in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, he could be an unrestricted free agent, able to shop his wares to any and all potential suitors on the open market.

Under the rules of the current, CBA, though, the fourth-year pro would be a restricted free agent, meaning the Raiders would have first right of refusal in matching contract offers. With the arrest, though, he could face an NFL-mandated suspension.

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The powerful Bush was the Yin to the more slashing Darren McFaddens Yang in 2010. And despite missing the first two games of the season with a broken thumb sustained in the exhibition against the 49ers, Bush rumbled for a career-high 655 yards and a career-best eight touchdowns.

His two best games came with McFadden out. Bush posted a career-best 137 yards on 25 carries with a 26-yard TD and four catches for 34 yards in the season finale victory at Kansas City. In the home victory over San Diego on Oct. 10, he rushed for 104 yards on 26 carries with a touchdown and three receptions for 31 yards.

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Raiders owner Al Davis praised Bush in the Jan. 18 media conference announcing new coach Hue Jacksons promotion from offensive coordinator.

He brings that toughness (running) to the secondary, Davis said. I dont want to challenge certain teams in this league, but by the third and fourth quarter, they dont want to tackle Bush in the secondary. They just dont want him. Hes 250 pounds, power, speed, so thats a plus for us.

For Bush, though, the arrest is a minus when it comes to contract talks and public perception.

Bush starred at Louisville before being selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. He was a star quarterback at Louisvilles Male High School.

Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner pop star in mock music video ad

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Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner pop star in mock music video ad

ALAMEDA – Derek Carr is trying to moonlight as a pop star. That’s what a guerilla marketing campaign by a San Joaquin Valley credit union would have you believe.

They released billboards and short video teasers of the Raiders quarterback prepping to shoot a music video this summer, and the full video/commercial spot was released on Monday.

It’s well, something else. Clearly meant to be self deprecating, Carr is pumping up Educational Employees Credit Union and their great rates in the mock music video, where Carr is given a certain boy-band vibe. Take a look: 

Derek’s brother David shows up later in the ad, clearly upset at being outshined by little bro.

It’s the latest in an annual series of ads with the Carr brothers.

“It literally took us a couple of hours. That’s it,” Derek Carr said. "All of the takes were because I kept laughing. I couldn’t even take myself serious because they had the TV prompter so I could see it, and I couldn’t even take myself serious. But it was good. It was fun because every commercial we do with them, all we want to do is, the end goal is we want people to laugh. And if they laugh at me for it, that’s good, that’s what we want. I laughed at myself, so it’s all good with me.”

That begged a hard-hitting, journalist follow-up question. So, Derek, did you keep the jacket?

“I didn’t keep it, no. Gosh, no,” Carr said. "As soon as I walked in and we had our little dressing rooms, me and my brother looked at that jacket and I was like, ‘I really hope that’s not the one.’ And sure enough it was. But that’s alright. We have a good relationship with them and it was a lot of fun.”

Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland

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Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland

In his first full season as a wide receiver last year, Terrelle Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards for the Browns.

After signing a one-year, $6 million contract with Washington in the offseason, the former Raiders quarterback was expected to put up big numbers with Kirk Cousins throwing him the ball.

But through two games, Pryor has caught just eight passes for 97 yards.

He's not worried though. In fact, he's proclaiming that he will begin his return to form this weekend against his first team.

"I am going to have a dominant season and it starts this week against Oakland," Pryor told The Athletic on Wednesday.

Kickoff between the Raiders and Washington is set for 5:30pm PT Sunday on NBC.