John Moffitt is in a battle with J.R. Sweezy for the starting job at right guard for the Seattle Seahawks as the team looks to find an answer to the revolving door between the two at the position last season. For Moffitt, who was benched in favor of Sweezy for the final four regular season games and postseason last year, being on the field to compete for the job is of major importance.
But a run in with the law from last June forced Moffitt to miss the Seahawks organized team activities on Tuesday.
Moffitt missed the workout Tuesday to attend to a court hearing in Bellevue, Wash. Moffitt was cited for two misdemeanors stemming from an incident last June. According to the police report, police responded to a call from security officers at Lincoln Square for a person trespassing on the property. Moffitt had been seen by security urinating near a parked vehicle before taking off with a second individual.
Police confronted Moffitt and asked him to stop but Moffitt instead entered an apartment complex and the pair were not seen again by the officers. Officers later showed Lincoln Square security officers photos of Moffitt, who were able to positively identify him as the source of the complaint. He was charged with criminal trespass and obstruction.
Moffitt has another court appearance scheduled for June 14. Moffitt was suspended for four games at the end of the 2011 season for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy and served the penalty while on injured reserve.