Seattle, WA – Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith was arrested for driving under the influence last week and hurled insults and threats at the troopers who arrested him.
Washington State Police troopers spotted the 31-year-old Smith driving his Rolls Royce erratically at 96 mph in a 60 mph zone at about 2 a.m. on Jan. 10 and stopped him, ESPN reported.
Troopers said the National Football League (NFL) player reeked of booze but told police that he had only consumed some wine before getting behind the wheel of his car, TMZ reported.
Charging documents showed that troopers began administering field sobriety tests and Smith became angry with them.
He eventually stopped doing the tests altogether so the troopers arrested him, TMZ reported.
A state trooper wrote in the incident report that he had joked with Smith about how his wife thought he worked too much.
“That’s because you have a little d-k,” Smith told the trooper.
The trooper said he agreed that could be the problem and Smith added, “You have a little d-k. You have little d-k syndrome,” according to TMZ.
Smith refused to take a breathalyzer test after he was arrested so he was taken to a nearby hospital to have his blood drawn.
That’s when the professional football player became hostile, TMZ reported.
“I’ll f-k every one of y’all up,” Smith yelled. “You don’t want to see me out of these cuffs, you don’t want to know what will happen.”
Smith had to be put in arm and leg restraints so that his blood could be drawn, TMZ reported.
The quarterback told troopers they would regret it and that they would all be famous for it.
After the blood draw was completed, troopers booked Smith into jail on a DUI charge, TMZ reported.
Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said Smith was present at the team’s end-of-season meetings after he was released from custody, ESPN reported.
“I checked in with him. We have to let his people handle all that,” Carroll said. “He was in the [team] meeting today with us. I don’t have anything other than that to give to you on that.”
Smith posted a statement to social media that asked people to withhold judgment, ESPN reported.
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
“Being arrested brings a taint onto the reputation that is impossible to undo, no matter what really happened,” Smith tweeted. “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.”
Smith’s attorney Jon Fox said his client was cooperating fully with the criminal investigation, ESPN reported.
“I hope that an open mind can be kept by all as the facts are ascertained,” Fox said.
Smith has made $10.4 million in his NFL career and was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming off-season, ESPN reported.