Michael Bush Arrested for a DUI: Good News for the Oakland Raiders

That's right, Michael Bush was arrested for drinking and driving over the weekend and it's a good thing.

You might be thinking I'm a little off my rocker for having that opinion, but hear me out.

Bush played a major role in the Raiders' improvement this past year. While Darren McFadden was clearly the star of the offense, Bush played the role of the bruising back with a burst of speed that helped wear defenses down and allowed McFadden to rest without the running game missing a beat.

Now, with the offseason upon us, Bush is a free agent, and one who is likely to get a lot of serious looks. He is an incredibly talented back and other teams will be clamoring for the opportunity to grab such a young talent.

Add to that the fact that Bush surely has aspirations to be a starting back in the NFL and you have the recipe for a key player leaving the Raiders.

Previously, the biggest hope for Raiders fans was that Al Davis would do the Al Davis thing and simply outbid any other offers for Bush. However, with the news coming over the weekend that Bush was arrested for a DUI, Raiders fans have a new hope. Namely that other teams will now shy away from signing the bruising back because of that whole "character issue" thing that teams are obsessed with.

Some in the Nation might have their own "character issue" concerns over Bush, but let's think this through.

Bush has never had character issues before. His name never drew criticism while in college and he has been seen as a hard worker and valuable contributor for the Raiders. In three years with the Raiders, there have not been any stories like this one coming out about Bush.

Was Bush wrong for drinking and driving? Yes. It's dangerous, dumb, and if convicted, could result in missed games for Bush.

Am I concerned that this is suddenly going to become an issue for Bush? No. People make mistakes—what matters is if they...

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