The Oakland Raiders are known for having some colorful players on their
team. During the 70's and 80's they would sign players that wore
out their welcome with their teams or were released after having some
type of legal issues. Players like Jim Plunkett, Lyle Alzado, and Ted
Hendricks fit the Raiders image to a tee.
Lately, the Raiders have fallen from grace. Their team is considered to
be one of the worse run franchises in the NFL and owner, Al Davis is routinely
mocked by football experts. It has gotten so unruly at "Raider Nation"
that during the preseason their coaches were involved in an incident that
may lead to assault charges. The Raiders are expecting their head coach,
Tom Cable to be arrested for felony assault potentially spending time
away from the team during the regular season.
Luckily, in Houston, Texas this can be avoided. In Harris County,Texas
there is a procedure to avoid going to jail when there is a
warrant for someone's arrest. A "non arrest" bond allows someone
to avoid the inconvenience of having to be arrested before going to court
to dispute the charges against them.