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Seahawks QB Josh Portis arrested on suspicion on DUI

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The Seattle Seahawks continue to deal with issues that will potentially affect the availability of their players on the field.

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Portis was arrested and charged with a gross misdemeanor on May 5 after being pulled over on a freeway just outside of Seattle. The officer noted a “strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle” and Portis registered reading of .092 and .078 in tests following the stop. Washington’s legal limit is .08.

Portis was released from the Seahawks practice squad last November before being re-signed by the team in April. Portis has not played in a regular season since signing with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Portis was on the practice field and participated in the team’s first OTA workout on Monday. He faces a battle with Brady Quinn and recently signed Jerrod Johnson for possibly one or two roster spots at the quarterback position. Seattle only kept two quarterbacks on the roster last season.

Running back Marshawn Lynch still has a pending DUI case in California pending from an arrest last year. The case is set to go to trial in June.

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72 Responses to “Seahawks QB Josh Portis arrested on suspicion on DUI”
  1. sampsonswag01 says: May 20, 2013 9:27 PM

    For some guys the pre-season can’t get here soon enough! In this instance it’s a whole organization.

  2. whatjusthapped says: May 20, 2013 9:29 PM

    I understand PED’s taste nasty, the poor guy needed a strong drink just to swallow his daily allotment of PED’s, just trying to keep pace with his teammates.

  3. sb50 says: May 20, 2013 9:30 PM

    Who?

  4. hendeeze says: May 20, 2013 9:31 PM

    Chop Chop
    Snort Snort
    Football is my favorite sport

    – Pete Carroll

  5. Iknoweverything says: May 20, 2013 9:33 PM

    Cue the trolls making moronic, hatin comments. School is out, moms busy washing their clothes, and making their Mac n Cheese ,so they will sneak on her PC to troll all things Seahawks.

    Bless those sad lil trolls

  6. dartmouthstevens says: May 20, 2013 9:36 PM

    The Seahawks are should change their name to the Sealions with all the trouble they are having.

  7. allidoiswin55 says: May 20, 2013 9:37 PM

    Lol haha since when was a practice squad player who will most likely be cut a ” top story ” ..

    Que all seahawks haters in 5..4…3..2..1.. Way to fuel the fire. Doesn’t matter this Hawks team will still mash you. And you’ll be left pointing out backup players flaws.

    Good luck with that Clique ginx stuff many of you throw their way. Hate comes from fear!

  8. coltzfan166 says: May 20, 2013 9:39 PM

    To be fair, most of us were probably drinking on Cinco de Mayo as well. Minus the driving.

  9. melkipershero says: May 20, 2013 9:39 PM

    When it rains..it pours.

  10. hedleykow says: May 20, 2013 9:40 PM

    .078 is good. Just go with that one. What’s the prob?

  11. pooflingingmonkey says: May 20, 2013 9:41 PM

    Did he drink too much Adderall?

  12. GenXJay says: May 20, 2013 9:43 PM

    PEDs intoxicated.

  13. mnajb says: May 20, 2013 9:43 PM

    What was once Minnesota West, is quickly turning into Detroit West.

  14. talkintrashallday says: May 20, 2013 9:43 PM

    Jets West

  15. fredsingleton says: May 20, 2013 9:44 PM

    What a disciplined team. Their coach really has his players in control.

    They better be careful or their whole team will be suspended before they start the season.

  16. ketch20too says: May 20, 2013 9:45 PM

    The North West Lions…Dang Pete..bring the hammer down

  17. stealthjunk says: May 20, 2013 9:46 PM

    That “above and beyond” player development program is really paying dividends.

  18. smartman415 says: May 20, 2013 9:47 PM

    thats nothing maybe 2-3 drinks. Also being as how the calibrations breathalyzers are not exactly on point he will probably be let off depending how he performed on his field test….non story

  19. thejuddstir says: May 20, 2013 9:49 PM

    That’s one heckva team Petey has there in Seadderal. Makes the Raiders of the 70’s and 80’s look like choir boys.

  20. raiderinva says: May 20, 2013 9:50 PM

    Well at least it was not a Performance Enhancing Drug……

    Besides, drinking and driving is more of a Dallas Cowboy thing. Maybe Portis is eying a promotion in backing up Tony Romo? Better look out Kyle Orton, Josh Portis is a go getter.

  21. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: May 20, 2013 9:50 PM

    “Dang, the Seahawks really need to start getting their act together!” – L. Lohan

  22. ninersdomanation says: May 20, 2013 9:51 PM

    Hahaha idiot seaHaks!!! Probly Pete Carrell up to his tricks again!!! Go niners beat team in the AFC!’nm SeaHaks can’t win games without drugs!!!!!

  23. pathsovglory says: May 20, 2013 9:51 PM

    Don’t really know why we re-signed him in the first place.

  24. ninersdomanation says: May 20, 2013 9:52 PM

    I meant NFC obviously!!!

  25. majormeatcurtains says: May 20, 2013 9:53 PM

    Ahhh, DUI. The only crime in the US where you are fined and have property confiscated before you ever see a judge. Charges dropped or be found not guilty, try getting your tow, impound, and bail fees repaid. Won’t happen.

  26. vikescry1 says: May 20, 2013 9:54 PM

    ped’s or dui’s what’s the difference??? i think people should be more upset about the dui because he actually put other’s live’s at risk. ether way the hawk’s should probably scratch that! the nfl should hold a meeting with all players and coach’s and talk about taking this stuff a littke more seriously. no matter what team it is.

  27. biggs13 says: May 20, 2013 9:57 PM

    Team chemistry transferring over from USC.

  28. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: May 20, 2013 9:57 PM

    Is it true TLC is in talks with the Seahawks about a new reality show?

  29. raiderinvader says: May 20, 2013 9:58 PM

    theme song for the Seahawks this season…Judas priest’s breaking the law

  30. raiderinvader says: May 20, 2013 9:59 PM

    or if you prefer hip hop three 6 mafias break the law would do nicely.

  31. richcranium2112 says: May 20, 2013 9:59 PM

    Petey’s Seahags keep refreshing the news cycle! Too bad it’s the wrong stuff. Keep it up!!

  32. classactcalvin81 says: May 20, 2013 10:00 PM

    Uh huh the NEW Lions baby!! Good get us out of the spotlight. Just shows that all teams will have issues as these guys r grown men that r young and very very rich. Once they leave work ( just like us ) they let their hair down and cut loose.

  33. scmems07 says: May 20, 2013 10:01 PM

    This just keeps getting better and better!

  34. willsco16 says: May 20, 2013 10:01 PM

    Those darn Seahawks

  35. garyman1 says: May 20, 2013 10:02 PM

    You are a largely unknown quarterback fighting for your life to make a pro team so you can make some money. Your choices are:
    1. Arrive early…stay late…get in shape…learn the playbook
    2. Get a DUI

    He chose poorly….

  36. tooz72 says: May 20, 2013 10:03 PM

    typical Pete Carroll production up there in Seattle

  37. n0hopeleft says: May 20, 2013 10:03 PM

    Too many Patron Margaritas… no amount of adderall can fix that. Happy Cinco De Mayo.

  38. itssocoldinthed says: May 20, 2013 10:07 PM

    This summer : Seattle Seahawks :: last summer : Detroit Lions

  39. thestrategyexpert says: May 20, 2013 10:09 PM

    I bet this wouldn’t have happened if Tebow had that job. What team will be next to make a fool out of themselves?

  40. schmitty2 says: May 20, 2013 10:10 PM

    Wow, Petey’s boys are sure on a roll….SMH

  41. jsho55 says: May 20, 2013 10:21 PM

    Change of pace for them…DUI and not PED

  42. goldrush36 says: May 20, 2013 10:42 PM

    It really does rain all the time in Seattle huh? Can’t make this stuff up folks

  43. Duckhomie says: May 20, 2013 10:54 PM

    This guy is a liar, cheat, thief and now drunk driver. What a turd. Not even that good either.

  44. fintastic13 says: May 20, 2013 10:57 PM

    When will these guys sober up and realize its not worth it… Call the NFL’s car service, you morons!!!

  45. lostsok says: May 20, 2013 11:23 PM

    He was only driving because after he got drunk he remembered he had to pick up his Adderall.

  46. hummer53 says: May 20, 2013 11:26 PM

    In the middle of summer , look for him on the transactions list.

  47. jayniner says: May 20, 2013 11:34 PM

    So who else glanced at this and thought “Seahawks QB arrested” and thought …..holy s#@! Russell Wilson was arrested?!?

    Just me?

  48. seatownballers says: May 20, 2013 11:39 PM

    I supported the bringing back of portis, now I’m thinking he’s blowing a 480k a year job

  49. ripster65 says: May 20, 2013 11:53 PM

    Sounds like Cheat Carroll needs to get a grip on his boys…

  50. maverick2560 says: May 21, 2013 12:00 AM

    Tough call by the police. As an attorney who has handled many a DUI.
    This one is puzzling. Most affidavits of probable cause do not allege a distinct odor of alcohol with such a relatively low reading. Also there is usually a fatual cause or reason as to why the individual was stopped. Many states mandate the lower reading as the controlling reading. This does not stop an affidavit from the officer that indicates that based upon his expert evaluation that the driver was incapable of driving safely. In short if they are looking for it …..they will get it. Then a defendant is screwed. The offer of ARD or some diversion is contingent on a defendant waiving any rights to fight the charges. In short you exercise your constitutional rights…no diversion.So many just plead. The cops know this and abuse it.

  51. Dream_Machine says: May 21, 2013 12:05 AM

    Damn! I guess when it rains, it pours.

  52. nflgreedleague says: May 21, 2013 12:05 AM

    What’s that old saying
    “when it rains it pours”
    Well it is Seattle

  53. lks311 says: May 21, 2013 12:06 AM

    As a Lions’ fan, I remember the last off-season and I kept trying to dismiss all the extracurricular noise. But, you know, it affects focus and momentum.

  54. babyphife says: May 21, 2013 12:17 AM

    OMG the Jets…errrrrr, the Seahawks are a CIRCUS!!

  55. jprcox says: May 21, 2013 12:41 AM

    How does a 3rd/4th string QB get such media attention??

  56. buddybowl69 says: May 21, 2013 12:47 AM

    A reading of .092 and .078 is nothing for a professional athlete and most people. Being in shape allows the alcohol to burn off faster, and considering that the second reading was below the legal limit tells me that this should be thrown out.

    Not condoning drinking and driving, but this is a non-story and no legal repercussions should be held against Portis.

  57. bennyb82 says: May 21, 2013 1:06 AM

    I wonder which test his lawyer will point to?

  58. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 21, 2013 2:31 AM

    At least it wasn’t another case of Adderall I guess.

  59. hockeyflow33 says: May 21, 2013 3:06 AM

    Any decent attorney specializing in DUI cases will get this case dismissed with one of his tests falling under the legal limit.

  60. juliusanonymous says: May 21, 2013 3:14 AM

    Not sure where you guys got this news, but it’s false. Josh Portis wasn’t arrested for anything. His agent is on Twitter calling you out for the false report right now.

  61. youngs79 says: May 21, 2013 7:15 AM

    Is anyone in charge of this team? Wow, no discipline, respect for rules, and a definite sense of entitlement.

  62. niner13 says: May 21, 2013 7:32 AM

    And the beat gos on…

  63. brooklynniner19 says: May 21, 2013 7:38 AM

    Does Pete Carroll think this is USC? Someone please tell this guy to get his team in check. Smh And ppl say he is better than Jim Harbaugh. Hahaha

  64. bucsfan5000 says: May 21, 2013 8:33 AM

    Goodell should make the penalties for DUI the same as PEDs-4 game suspension the first time, 1 year suspension the second time and indefinite suspension a third time. If someone gets hurt or dies, then a lifetime ban.

  65. lenbias34pt says: May 21, 2013 8:42 AM

    Protect and Serve?

    I have a # of friends who are cops. And the vibe on always the same; If the person we pull over is a jerk we right’m up when we can. If they are respectful and reasonable, and of course not loaded, they can go on their way.

    It sounds like Portis had a strong glass of wine……or 2 beers with dinner…..

    Clearly not at all hindered from driving well.

    Either Portis was a jerk, or this cop has to understand what his job ask him to do.

    The low blood alcohol limit is all about politics…
    Cops have to use this to their advantage to ring up jerks, not feed their ego with a DUI “bust”.

    God Bless the good cops.
    A tough and thankless job.

  66. h1ndrix says: May 21, 2013 8:45 AM

    The west coast Lions are a reflection of their joke of a coach.

  67. beastmode5150 says: May 21, 2013 9:01 AM

    Portis doesn’t matter.

  68. mblue24 says: May 21, 2013 9:03 AM

    Seattle is the new Detroit. Good luck Pete.

  69. jwil007 says: May 21, 2013 9:09 AM

    WOW….The Seadderall Seahawks are at it again…Come on Pete Carroll the Hawks never made news like this before you got there…Now suspensions, DUI’s, attitudes…. Clean it up…. Take it from a Bengal fan who experienced the 2005-2007 period of arrests….This isn’t fun dude….

  70. jbreese1970 says: May 21, 2013 11:57 AM

    At least if they brought Tebow in to replace this guy, someone would be sober and in perfect health on Sunday.

  71. geicocaveman says: May 21, 2013 1:07 PM

    It’s would not be a story if he wasn’t the 2nd Seahawk this week to get in trouble. With both conerbacks failing drug tests last year, I know one beat the system, and Lynch’s DUI, although at least he did not run someone over this time, you see a pattern going on

  72. beastmode5150 says: May 21, 2013 8:54 PM

    You’re right jwil, before they had choir boys and never won games.

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