Geno Smith believes January arrest on suspicion of DUI will get “worked out”

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Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith talked to reporters Wednesday, his first availability since his January arrest on suspicion of DUI. He said he doesn’t forsee “any problem.”

“Those things will be worked out, but I’m extremely confident in all those things,” Smith said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN. “Those things, they have a timeline and they have to get worked out, but I don’t see any problem.”

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is awaiting blood-test results from the State Patrol Crime Lab before making a charging decision, a spokesperson told ESPN last month.

Smith, 31, was arrested in Bellevue, Washington, at 2:10 a.m. on Jan. 10 after the Seahawks returned home from their season-finale against the Cardinals.

Smith wrote on social media that “being arrested brings a taint onto the reputation that is impossible to undo, no matter what really happened. I’m asking all of you to hold back on judging me the same as you would do for a friend or family member. I’ll have more to say down the road & ask that you bare with me.”

He is competing with Drew Lock for the starting job to replace Russell Wilson after signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal in April to return to Seattle.

Smith could face NFL discipline — up to a three-game suspension without pay for a first offense DUI.

12 responses to “Geno Smith believes January arrest on suspicion of DUI will get “worked out”

  1. He will likely be successful at trying to FightDUICharges and get the case dismissed or the DUI offense dropped in court to something like reckless driving.
    Hopefully he will at least learn from this and not get a second DUI offense and risk hurting anyone in an accident.

  2. I would hope so. Paul Pelosi got his stuff worked out and he didn’t have a snap under center last year.

  3. Why has it taken them 6 months to get results they typically get in a couple of hours?

  4. So 5 months after the fact their still waiting for blood test results before charging while leaving this hanging? Smhh

  5. Every single year multiple players get DWI suspensions.
    Why do they not learn?

  6. If the blood test shows he was DUI, he will get suspended 3games & the Seahawks will have an easy decision to make on the starter against Russell in the opening game. Drew will get the first 3 games to solidify his starting role & Geno will be the backup the rest of the season.

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