Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of DUI, King County court records show, ESPN reported. The Washington State Patrol arrested Smith, but he was released from a King County correctional facility on his personal engagement – instead of posting bail. TMZ Sports obtained police documents on the arrest and the Washington State Patrol described the allegations against Smith.
Smith has been reported to be combative and argumentative throughout the arrest process, which occurred just hours after the Seahawks defeated the Arizona Cardinals. Officers said Smith was driving erratically and changing lanes without signaling. Police said they smelled alcohol on Smith, who told them he had consumed wine before driving. Smith reportedly got angry with the police during subsequent field sobriety tests.
As Smith continued to argue with the officers, he stopped doing the tests. This is when Smith was arrested and taken to the station, this is also when Smith berated the officer. One of the officers wrote: “I joked with him that my wife thought I was working too much. Somehow he said it was because ‘you have a little d-‘. have a little d—, ‘you have a little d— syndrome.’ ”
Things got so bad that officers had to put strain on Smith’s arms and legs to draw his blood. Smit was then brought back to the station and was booked on a DUI charge. On Monday afternoon, Smith released a statement regarding his arrest.
“Being arrested brings a stain on your reputation that is impossible to undo no matter what really happened,” Smith wrote on Twitter. “I ask all of you to refrain from judging me the same way you would a friend or family member. I will have more to say on the road and I will ask you to show me naked. Smith, 31, is expected to become a free agent after spending three seasons with the Seahawks. He was selected in the second round by the New York Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft and has been with the team for four seasons. Smith also spent time with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers before joining the Seahawks. Over the course of his career, Smith threw for 6,917 yards, 34 touchdowns and 37 interceptions in 45 games.