Derrick Coleman pleads guilty in hit-and-run case


Former Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman pleaded guilty on Thursday to a pair of charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident in October 2015.

According to Sara Jean Green of the Seattle Times, Coleman pleaded guilty to a pair of reduced charges that could keep him from serving jail time.

Coleman was initially charged with felony hit-and-run and vehicular assault in June. He ultimately agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge and a disregard for the safety of others.

Coleman had smoked synthetic marijuana before he collided with another vehicle that overturned along an embankment and left the driver with a broken collarbone. Coleman then left the scene of the accident before being found a few blocks away.

Sentencing is scheduled for next week. The plea agreement recommended 240 hours of community service for the incident and for Coleman to cover the costs of the property damage and restitution to the driver of the other vehicle for his injuries.