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Owen Schmitt pleads guilty to lesser charge

Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt, the last person arrested in the NFL, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving on Wednesday.

Schmitt was arrested on June 25 for suspicion of DUI.  Schmitt has to serve 24 hours of community service, pay $2,130 in fines, and stay on probation for two years. 

This is Schmitt’s first known violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. 

The guilty plea puts him at risk of punishment from the league, but suspensions usually only occur for repeat offenders. 

Coincidentally, the “Days Without an Arrest Meter” tied an all-time record of 32 Wednesday.

It’s not exactly Tom Brady’s 50th touchdown pass, but we are 10 hours away from making history, people.  Be safe.

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8 Responses to “Owen Schmitt pleads guilty to lesser charge”
  1. FumbleNuts says: Jul 22, 2009 6:03 PM

    I hope he learned a “valuable” lesson and will call a friend or taxi cab if he drinks. Owen, please don’t drive Schmitt-Faced ever again!

  2. Citizen Strange says: Jul 22, 2009 6:09 PM

    Ozzie Newsome : Get me Joe Horn on the horn!

  3. wook says: Jul 22, 2009 7:06 PM

    It’s ironic that more Harvard professors born in West Virginia have been arrested for entering their own home than NFL players have been arrested in that time!

  4. NoHomeTeam says: Jul 22, 2009 7:38 PM

    Wait.
    If Schmitt was arrested on June 25th, and today is July 22nd, how do we get to “32 Days Without an Arrest?” Isn’t that only 28 days? What am I missing here?

  5. Hugh says: Jul 22, 2009 8:22 PM

    NoHomeTeam says:
    July 22, 2009 7:38 PM
    Wait.
    If Schmitt was arrested on June 25th, and today is July 22nd, how do we get to “32 Days Without an Arrest?” Isn’t that only 28 days? What am I missing here?
    ————————————————
    Florio’s a lawyer, not an accountant.

  6. Smush Rodrigez says: Jul 22, 2009 9:34 PM

    Please do not write stories about WVU guys when Florio is driving. THere is no way he can drive, read, and stroke it at the same time. Well, at least it wasn’t about Pat White.
    We need Florio here for more Favre, Big Ben, and Michael Vick is better than Romo stories.

  7. Biff Henderson says: Jul 23, 2009 1:26 AM

    Goodell will bail this guy out too.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2584/3731457231_6bb959e069.jpg
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalparodyleague/3653895051/in/set-72157618999340436/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalparodyleague/3653895051/in/set-72157618999340436/

  8. Steelers 3:16 says: Aug 7, 2009 6:48 AM

    This is kind of a surprise to me. He was always regarded as a level-headed, down to Earth kid during his days at WVU.
    Not something I would have expected from him, but we all do dumb things.

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