Geno Smith arrested for suspicion of DUI

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The 2021 season ended on Sunday for Seattle. it was capped by an unfortunate off-field incident involving its primary backup quarterback.

Via the Associated Press, Geno Smith was arrested for suspicion of DUI on Sunday, after the team returned from a Week 18 win over the Cardinals.

The arrest happened at 2:10 a.m. PT. He was released from custody roughly seven hours later.

“Geno is fully cooperative with the investigation,” attorney Jon Fox told the AP. “I hope that an open mind can be kept by all as the facts are ascertained.”

A second-round pick of the Jets in 2013, Smith joined the Seahawks in 2020. He appeared in four games with three starts in the 20201 season, while Russell Wilson recovered from a finger injury. He’s due to become a free agent in March.

6 responses to “Geno Smith arrested for suspicion of DUI

  1. Must be contagious in the NFL. Grown men playing a game for a living never learn responsibility.

  2. It’s sad to hear about his DUI arrest. Hopefully once he’s done having to fightDUIcharges in court, he will learn from this experience and not become a repeat offender. The DUI penalties today are more strict than ever.

    Especially with so many rideshare options like Uber around, there’s really no excuse for drunk driving.

  3. Free agency for competent backup QBs is almost the toughest thing to find. The player needs to be solid enough to play a game or two, if needed, but not good enough for a full time gig. His temperament, leadership, work ethic has to be above reproach, but not overwhelming enough to shade the franchise QB. Geno has filled that role well for the Seahawks the last couple seasons. I’m not sure what this does to that potential role, but it’s not going to help. Sad.

  4. My friend was just killed by a drunk driver on New Year’s Eve. I have no compassion for these drunk drivers.

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