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” scandal.
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.