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John Moffitt facing misdemeanor charges as he battles for job

Seahawks guard in court for incident last June Brad Biggs

Print This May 30, 2013, 10:56 AM EST

At least John Moffitt did not fail a drug test.

The Seattle Seahawks guard missed an OTA on Tuesday and that was because he had to make an appearance in a Bellevue, Wash., courtroom, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

It isn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things but Moffitt was benched last season in favor of J.R. Sweezy and now there is a battle for the starting right guard position between the two. Moffitt missed (voluntary) work, though, to answer to charges of trespassing and obstruction of justice from an alleged incident last June.

According to the P-I, Moffitt had previously been banned from the premesis at the Bellevue Square mall but returned on June 14 and was spotted urinating near a vehicle close to a bar, Paddy Coyne’s. Police were called and Moffitt and another man split, according to the report. Security at the mall reportedly identified Moffitt through photos.

Moffitt faces misdemeanor charges and will be back in court June 14, per the report.

The Seahawks have been under scrutiny for having six players fail tests for performance-enhancing drugs in the last two years. Moffitt already served a four-game suspension.

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Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
 

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