Former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday morning, first reported by ESPN’s Brady Henderson. The story was released on Monday night.
Seahawks’ backup QB Geno Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI:https://t.co/VYCEkKSuHr
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2022
Smith was pulled over and arrested at 2 a.m. on Monday morning, and was released on bail at 9:27 a.m. The current Seattle Seahawks quarterback released a statement on Twitter, Monday night.
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
Smith has spent the last two seasons with the Seahawks, with stints with the New York Jets, New York Giants and Los Angeles Chargers since being drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft. Smith played at West Virginia from 2009-12, under head coaches Bill Stewart and Dana Holgorsen, appearing in 41 games for the Mountaineers. The Miami, FL, native is the all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns leader at WVU with 11,662 yards and 98 touchdowns. Smith was a member of the 2012 Orange Bowl team.