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Seahawks backup QB Geno Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI

Geno Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Monday morning and was released a few hours later.
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith in action against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE — Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence following the team’s season-ending victory in Arizona

According to court records, Smith was arrested early Monday morning and was released from custody a few hours later. 

No other information was immediately available. 

Smith just completed his third season with the Seahawks and had the most extensive playing time of his tenure in Seattle. He appeared in four games and started three when Russell Wilson was out due to finger surgery.

He tweeted a short statement Monday afternoon:

"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."

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