December 8, 2011 in Sports

NFL Notes: Seahawks’ Brock charged with DUI

Associated Press
 
Tonight’s game
Browns at Steelers

Teams: Cleveland (4-8), Pittsburgh (9-3) Time: 5:20 p.m., TV: NFL Network Line: Steelers by 14

The Steelers have dominated the series over the last decade, winning 14 of the last 15 meetings. … Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward needs 10 receptions to become the eighth player in the NFL with 1,000 career catches. … Cleveland left tackle Joe Thomas has not missed an offensive snap in his career after being taken with third pick in 2007 NFL draft. … Cleveland K Phil Dawson has seven field goals from 50 yards or more this season, one off NFL record shared by Morten Anderson and Jason Hanson.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock was charged with drunken driving, more than a year after he was pulled over and accused of driving 85 to 90 mph on Interstate 5.

The King County prosecutor’s office charged the 33-year-old in district court, where he is due to be arraigned Dec. 21.

A state trooper’s report says Brock was stopped by a University of Washington police officer early on Nov. 13, 2010, and that a breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be nearly twice the legal limit.

The report says Brock asked the trooper, “You guys don’t take care of your athletes out here?” Brock reportedly said that whenever he was pulled over in Chicago, New Jersey and Philadelphia, police just followed him home.

Brock’s attorney, Jon Scott Fox, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Martz plans to return

Mike Martz plans to return as the Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator next season.

He dismissed a report he will be gone after the season, saying that he intends to be back.

Martz reportedly turned down a one-year extension after last season and has an expiring contract. His name has been linked to head-coaching openings at UCLA, Arizona State and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Packers’ Walden charged

Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct-domestic abuse following a fight with his girlfriend.

Walden did not appear for a Brown County Circuit Court hearing and defense attorney Steve Richards entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Walden remains free on bond and is due back in court Dec. 27. If convicted, Walden would face up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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