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Fred Smoot arrested for DUI

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For the last seven years or so, the name Fred Smoot has conjured up memories of his role as a ringleader of the Vikings’ “Love Boat” trip that turned into the Vikings “Love Boat” ┬áscandal.

Smoot may have found a way to knock that memory out of our heads, although the new contender for first thing that comes to mind when Fred Smoot is mentioned isn’t that much better. The Washingtonian reports that Smoot, who also played for the Redskins before his career ended following the 2009 season, was arrested in December and charged with driving under the influence.

Per the police report, Smoot was pulled over for driving a car with no tags and officers smelled alcohol on his breath while observing “watery” eyes. Smoot failed a field sobriety test, refused a Breathalyzer and then was taken to the police station where things got a little messy.

“During processing, in the service area, while handcuffed, the [defendant] peed his pants creating a puddle on the floor,” U.S. Capitol Police officer Seth Carll said in an affidavit. “[A police officer] witnessed the urine running down his pant leg and onto the floor. [Smoot] did not express that he had to use the restroom.”

Smoot has pleaded not guilty to the crime and his next court date is scheduled for next month.

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35 Responses to “Fred Smoot arrested for DUI”
  1. packattack1967 says: Jan 24, 2013 5:53 PM

    That’s pretty blasted.

  2. Ponder This says: Jan 24, 2013 5:54 PM

    His famous quote was “3/4 of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Smoot.” I guess this is just his way of covering the rest of the world.

  3. maiphatdong says: Jan 24, 2013 5:56 PM

    uh oh! ….urine trouble!

  4. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 24, 2013 5:57 PM

    I smell another brain injury claim. Or maybe the excuse “playing in the NFL gave me a drinking problem”.

  5. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 24, 2013 6:02 PM


  6. rickastleydancemoves says: Jan 24, 2013 6:04 PM

    I wondered what Cap’n Smoot been up to these days.

  7. matt4477 says: Jan 24, 2013 6:07 PM

    Balls to the walls ! Smooty knows how to party!

  8. jason1214 says: Jan 24, 2013 6:10 PM

    His career was very “peeing down his leg” also

  9. raynman49 says: Jan 24, 2013 6:10 PM

    At least he didn’t go Al Roker on ’em.

  10. Stiller43 says: Jan 24, 2013 6:13 PM

    You aint cool…unless you pee your pants!!!

    On a serious note, you gotta be pretty wasted to pee yourself without even recognizing he had to. Wonder what his BAC was.

  11. Manbearpig says: Jan 24, 2013 6:17 PM

    Three fourths of the world is covered with water. The other fourth is covered by Fred Smoots urine.

  12. speedback says: Jan 24, 2013 6:39 PM

    Mississippi State Alumni; We Believe!

  13. gator2006 says: Jan 24, 2013 6:44 PM

    Joe Theismann Approves

  14. fruitcovejag says: Jan 24, 2013 6:45 PM

    Everyone thinks that the police, in that situation, are trying to embarrass or humiliate. They are professionals, but they are human as well. Although Fred by no means is a model citizen, and probably was very talkative that particular night, he ran across the wrong officer. Hopefully he learns his lesson. Big thanks to all the officers and all they do as well. They probably saved his life …but also thought he could stand to be humbled a little. We could all benefit from the latter though.

  15. polapea says: Jan 24, 2013 6:46 PM

    Let’s follow the logic:
    -car has no tags
    -been drinking all night.

    Sounds good, let’s roll.

  16. schmitty2 says: Jan 24, 2013 6:48 PM

    I guess the fact he had no tags on his car is now a “Smoot” point

  17. 3fingerlenny says: Jan 24, 2013 6:56 PM

    Class guy

  18. ravenmuscle says: Jan 24, 2013 7:00 PM

    It all fits…when you get into a car with no tags after getting plastered you certainly wouldn’t know when you have to take a leak.

  19. orivar says: Jan 24, 2013 7:02 PM

    That’s beyond wasted. Who the hell let him drive like that?

  20. buhbay1c says: Jan 24, 2013 7:35 PM

    Freddy Smoot? More like Freddy Rumsen (for the “Mad Men” enthusiasts).

  21. patriots123456 says: Jan 24, 2013 7:37 PM

    Mississii Alumni!

    Hey where are the two Ps that should be in Mississippi.

    Why they are running down Smoot’s leg of course.

  22. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Jan 24, 2013 7:40 PM

    rumor has it he was hanging with fellow former redskins- alcoholics riggo and sonny.

  23. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 24, 2013 7:51 PM

    I think someone stole his tags and then got him drunk!

  24. billsfan1 says: Jan 24, 2013 7:53 PM

    Should have used the restroom before he left “the sizzler”

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 24, 2013 8:17 PM

    “O.K., sir, what is your name?”.

    “No, your real name.”.

    “Have you been drinking or something?”.

  26. mjkelly77 says: Jan 24, 2013 8:17 PM

    Once a Redskin, always a Redskin. Can’t wait for bob griffin jr. to fall into the trap. “But Officer, I played one year in the NFL. Don’t you remember me, man?”.

  27. charge1 says: Jan 24, 2013 8:18 PM


  28. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 24, 2013 8:24 PM

    Fred was observed to have “watery” eyes. Police later concluded it was probably alchohol sloshing around in them.

  29. stopdk12 says: Jan 24, 2013 8:24 PM

    love Fred Smoot… harmless character, great for laughs!

  30. Duckhomie says: Jan 24, 2013 8:44 PM

    Vikings fan who suffered through this turds curse…so glad we all feel the same way.

  31. JSpicoli says: Jan 24, 2013 10:14 PM


  32. 2ndaryinsanity says: Jan 24, 2013 10:27 PM

    @ stopdk12….”harmless???” Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is anything but harmless. Thousands of people die each year because ass wipes like Smoot get behind the wheel

  33. abninf says: Jan 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    An idiot drives drunk. A guy with an IQ of 1 drives drunk with no tags.

  34. 1standinches says: Jan 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    Somebody peed in my pants!

  35. thejuddstir says: Jan 25, 2013 8:58 PM

    That’s the same thing Smootie use to do when he was faced with tackling someone……..he pissed in his pants!

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