Darrius Heyward-Bey pleaded not guilty

OAKLAND, Calif.

The DUI charge stems from an incident last month when Heyward-Bey was stopped for driving erratically. He was heading to the East Bay after going to a San Francisco nightclub and the CHP says his blood alcohol level was .13.

"This guy's had no trouble at all in the NFL, no prior convictions of any type, a clean driving record. He's a good guy. This was an unfortunate incident and Darrius will do whatever it takes to put this behind him and go forward," said Ivan Golde, Heyward-Bey's attorney.

That may include a fine and community work. The DUI charge is not expected to impact the receiver's playing time with the Raiders. But the NFL may still take disciplinary action.

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