Raiders wide receiver Louis Murphy was arrested in Florida and charged with drug possession without a prescription, disobeying a police officer and resisting arrest without violence.
The drug Murphy allegedly was in possession of was Viagra. The bottle had no label and Murphy could not provide the prescription for it to the police.
This marks the third arrest for the Raiders this offseason, following the DUI arrest of Michael Bush and Mario Henderson’s arrest for carrying a concealed firearm.
All the charges against Murphy are misdemeanors and likely carry nothing more than a hefty fine. Viagra seems like an odd thing for the 23-year-old Murphy to use. Why he would resist arrest for a simple traffic citation?
Hard to find a dud, but I did manage to find a couple. Studs were equally hard because of the multitude of good performances, so you can really make a case for several players.
He has taken tongue lashes from fans in recent weeks. People were saying how Walter McFadden should play more than Johnson. Boy did he prove us all wrong. Johnson routinely takes chances and he took a chance and jumping in front of a Kyle Orton pass and returned it for six points. The play started the snow ball down the hill and the Raiders never looked back. Getting beat a few times can be lived with if he makes just as many plays. Let’s hope the Raiders can keep it up.
AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He deserved it. He dominated the Broncos all day. Four touchdowns and 165 yards is a good day and you can’t take that away from him. Honorable mention to the Raiders offensive line, who had a great day against a soft Broncos run defense. He’s averaging 150 total yards per game, the most in the NFL and proving the Raiders didn’t draft a bust two seasons ago. If he stays healthy, he has a chance to lead the league in yards from scrimmage and carry the Raiders to their best record in seven years.
First drive, 43-yard touchdown to Zach Miller. He quickly erased all the bad from the week before and quieted the call for Kyle Boller. He hasn’t been consistent and he has a chance to prove he can be this weekend in Oakland. Honroble mention to Hue Jackson, who opened up the playbook and didn’t close it until the Raiders had a commanding lead.
Sat out the game with an illness. He’s not proving he isn’t a bust. Louis Murphy will be out this week, so it is his chance to lift the Raiders passing game. His window is closing. Typically receivers get three full seasons, but the fans should start seening signs of a breakout soon or they wont at all.
A poor call negated a Lamarr Houston touchdown on a fumble recovery. That’s terrible and cost the Raiders a chance at an NFL record scoring game.