Geno Smith arrested for DUI hours after Seahawks’ season ends
Geno Smith may have celebrated a little too hard after his Seattle Seahawks’ season finale win on Sunday in Arizona.
Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday morning and then released, according to King County District Court records. His arrest was at 2:10 am and he was released on $1,000 bail at 9:27 am.
“Geno is fully cooperative with the investigation,” Smith’s attorney said in a statement. “I hope that an open mind can be kept by all as the facts are ascertained.”
Despite the arrest, Smith was still in attendance for a team meeting on Monday.
Geno Smith was in Seahawks' team meeting today, Pete Carroll says. That was following the backup QB's arrest, release in King County this morning on suspicion of DUI according to King County Jail records.
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) January 11, 2022
Smith just finished his second season with the Seahawks. He is set to be a free agent.
The 31-year-old quarterback went 65/95 for 702 yards with five touchdown passes this season. He shared the following statement over Twitter after news of his arrest was made public:
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.
— Geno (@GenoSmith3) January 11, 2022