Two Raiders arrested

Even when the Oakland Raiders have good news, the news is bad. Just hours after defeating the Tennessee Titans 40-35, cornerback Charles Woodson and safety Marques Anderson were arrested and jailed briefly early Monday morning for suspicion of public intoxication, according to Oakland police confirmed, after the two refused to leave the backseat of a woman's car.

Woodson was inactive because of a bruised right knee. The four-time Pro Bowler, who was named the Raiders' exclusive franchise player prior to the 2004 season, and Anderson, whom the Raiders acquired in a September trade from Green Bay, were taken into custody at about 4:20 a.m.

Woodson and Anderson were reportedly in the back of a woman's vehicle and wouldn't get out. Woodson and Anderson were also reportedly uncooperative and acting belligerently.

There is no knowledge if the woman is acquainted with Woodson and Anderson. Both Woodson and Anderson were booked into Oakland City Jail. No bail was required because public intoxication is a misdemeanor offense, but Anderson wasn't released until he posted $5,000 bond because of an outstanding traffic citation, Ashford said.

Woodson's arrest is his second alcohol-related incident with the law since being drafted by the Raiders in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft.

Woodson was charged with drunken driving and driving with a suspended license in May of 2000 in Ann Arbor, Mich. after serving as the co-host of a charity golf event with fellow Wolverines alum Jim Harbaugh.

Woodson registered a blood-alcohol lever of .24 in a preliminary breath test, police said, more than 2 1/2 times the legal limit in Michigan.

After his car was searched and impounded, Woodson was jailed for about 11 hours before posting a $475 bond in that arrest.

Woodson entered Sunday's game as the Raiders' second-leading tackler with 74. Woodson was inactive Sunday because of lingering soreness in his knee.


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