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Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday morning, according to King County court records.
Smith was arrested at 02.10 by the Washington State Patrol and released from a penitentiary in King County after his personal confession – that is, instead of bail – at. 9:27, shows records. No other information was immediately available.
“Geno is fully cooperating with the investigation,” Smith’s attorney Jon Fox said in a statement. “I hope an open mind can be maintained by everyone once the facts are established.”
In a tweet, Smith wrote that “being arrested brings a stain on the reputation that is impossible to regret no matter what really happened. I ask you all to refrain from judging me in the same way you would for a friend. or a family member I want more to say along the way and ask you to expose me. “
The Seahawks returned to Seattle Sunday night after closing out their season with a 38-30 victory over the Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Smith attended meetings at the end of the season on Monday after being released from custody.
“I checked in with him. We have to let his people handle all that,” Carroll said. “He was in [team] meet with us today. I have nothing but to give you on it. “
Smith, 31, served as Russell Wilson’s backup for the past three seasons and stepped in during the three-plus games in October that Wilson missed with a broken finger. He completed 65 of 95 passes on 702 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. The interception ended the Seahawks’ comeback bid against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5 as Smith took on an injured Wilson in the second half.
The Seahawks went 1-2 in their three starts.
Smith is scheduled to be an unlimited free agent after playing on a $ 1.2 million one-year contract in 2021.
He has a career record of 13-21 over nine seasons with the New York Jets, New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Seahawks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.