Las Vegas, NV – Bodycam video showed that National Football League (NFL) defensive back Nate Hobbs begged a Nevada State Police (NSP) trooper not to arrest him for driving more than 100 mph because he was just arrested two weeks earlier, and the trooper let him go with a citation (video below).
The incident occurred on Jan. 16 when Hobbs, who plays for the Las Vegas Raiders, said he was running late to a team meeting, TMZ reported.
A state trooper nabbed Hobbs as he whizzed by him at 110 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Dashcam video from prior to the traffic stop showed Hobbs driving recklessly, cutting in and out of traffic at breakneck speed without using any signals.
The trooper got Hobbs out of his vehicle and walked him back to the patrol car where he then placed the NFL player in handcuffs.
“Why am I being detained?” Hobbs asked in the video.
“I already told you, you’re detained for reckless driving,” the trooper replied. “You’re going over 110 miles an hour, making several lane changes without signaling, cutting off cars.”
“I have enough to take you to jail on reckless driving. It’s all on camera,” the trooper added.
Hobbs asked the trooper to let him off the hook because he couldn’t afford to be in trouble again already, TMZ reported.
“I’ve already been arrested two weeks ago,” he told the trooper.
The trooper asked him why he was in such a hurry and the Raiders’ defensive back told him that he was running late to a team meeting, TMZ reported.
“Why would you put yourself and everybody else out here on the roadway in extreme danger because you’re going to a meeting?” the officer asked in the video. “Explain that to me.”
Hobbs apologized and said he had made a mistake, the bodycam showed.
“Over 110 miles an hour? No signaling, cutting cars off? That’s an honest mistake?” the trooper asked.
“No, that’s a poor choice,” he answered himself, and then threatened to arrest the professional football player for reckless driving.
That was when Hobbs started pleading with the trooper, the video showed.
“I’ve already been arrested two weeks ago! I cannot be arrested again, sir,” he said. “Please. I’m begging you. I swear, I’m begging you.”
The trooper checked for warrants and then released Hobbs with a citation, the video showed.
Bodycam showed he called for a tow truck for Hobbs’ vehicle and offered the football player a ride off the freeway if he needed it.
The arrest just a few weeks earlier that Hobbs referred to in the video occurred after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car on a parking ramp.
Police responded to a call about a “possible impaired driver” who appeared to be “passed out behind the wheel of a black Mercedes SUV in the exit lanes to the southeast parking garage,” according to the police report.
Hobbs flunked a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI.
However, he tested under the legal limit for the charge and ended up pleading guilty to one count of careless driving, KLAS reported.
Hobbs was a rookie in 2021 and earned a salary of $963,052.
He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2021 draft after playing college football at Illinois.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below: