Nov 21, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) jogs to the locker room following a 23-13 loss against the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks backup QB Geno Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI

Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Geno Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Monday.

Smith, 31, was reportedly arrested at 2:10 a.m. by Washington State Patrol and released from a King County facility at 9:27 a.m.

The Seahawks issued a statement saying they are aware of the situation.

Smith’s attorney, Jon Fox, also issued a statement.

“Geno is fully cooperative with the investigation. I hope that an open mind can be kept by all as the facts are ascertained,” Fox said.

Smith started three games for Seattle this season while Russell Wilson was sidelined with a broken finger. Overall, he saw action in four games and passed for 702 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

Smith, who just finished his third season with Seattle, was signed to a one-year deal for 2021 and will become a free agent.

Smith went 1-2 as a starter this season and is 13-21 over his NFL career. He was a second-round draft choice by the Jets in 2013 and made 29 starts over his first two seasons.

Overall, Smith has passed for 6,917 yards, 34 touchdowns and 37 interceptions in 45 games with the Jets (2013-16), New York Giants (2017), Los Angeles Chargers (2018), and Seahawks (2019-21).

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Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines (21) pushes off of Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs (39) while rushing the ball Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, during a game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Raiders CB Nate Hobbs arrested on suspicion of DUI

Las Vegas Raiders rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge after he was found asleep in his car.

Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia said Monday that Hobbs was “involved in an incident” but didn’t comment further. The team released a statement saying it is “in the process of gathering more information.”

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Hobbs was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after he was found asleep at the wheel of his car after 4 a.m. local time on an exit ramp of a hotel parking garage in Las Vegas. Hobbs was booked on misdemeanor DUI and has a court date set for May.

Hobbs, 22, has played in 15 games (nine starts) for the Raiders this season after being taken in the fifth round of the 2021 draft. He has 67 tackles – two for loss – with an interception and a forced fumble.

He started Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts and was credited with four tackles. It was a huge win for the Raiders (9-7), who remain in play for a wild card spot. The Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night and will make the playoffs with a win.

The arrest comes two months after Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs was involved in a fatal accident after allegedly driving drunk.

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Oct 4, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Deonte Harris (11) runs the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Saints’ Deonte Harris had blood-alcohol of .246

New Orleans Saints punt/kick returner Deonte Harris registered a blood-alcohol level of .246 when he was arrested last month, more than three times the legal limit, NOLA.com reported Wednesday.

He was arrested on suspicion of DUI by Maryland State Police in Baltimore County on July 16.

Harris offered his credit card to police, mistaking it for his driver’s license, per the report. He also failed three field sobriety tests.

Harris made All-Pro as a rookie in 2019 after he led the NFL with 36 punt returns and 338 yards, bringing one back for a touchdown. He has averaged 27.0 yards per kickoff return in his first two seasons with the Saints.

Harris also had 20 catches for 186 yards and a touchdown last season.

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Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders RB Jacobs arrested for DUI hours after finale

Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Monday morning, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The incident occurred hours after the Raiders returned from a 32-31 victory over the host Denver Broncos in their season finale on Sunday.

Per the police report, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash near the McCarran Airport Connector and East Sunset Road at 4:42 a.m.

Jacobs, who was deemed by police to be impaired, was taken to a local hospital after sustaining minor injuries from the collision. The 22-year-old was then transported to the Clark County Detention Center, where he was booked for DUI.

Jacobs’ attorneys said in a statement that they intend to enter a not guilty plea on Jacobs’ behalf if the Pro Bowl running back is officially charged.

“No complaint has been filed against our client and there are no blood test results to support a suggestion of impairment,” attorneys David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld said in a statement. “We intend to enter a not guilty plea on behalf of Mr. Jacobs if he is ever charged.”

The Raiders acknowledged that they are aware of the situation.

“The Raiders are aware of the situation involving Josh Jacobs,” the team said. “The organization takes these matters seriously and we have no further comment at this time.”

Jacobs rushed for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns and had 33 catches for 238 yards in 15 games this season. He has rushed for 2,215 yards with 19 touchdowns and added 53 receptions for 404 yards in 28 career games since being selected by the Raiders with the 24th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Oct 1, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) carries the ball as New York Jets defensive end John Franklin-Myers (91) pursues during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos RB Gordon back at practice after DUI

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was back at practice Thursday after his arrest for DUI earlier in the week.

The team sent Gordon home from practice Wednesday while it investigated. Broncos coach Vic Fangio wouldn’t commit to Gordon playing this week against the New England Patriots.

Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver. He allegedly was driving 71 mph in 35 a mph zone, according to a police report obtained by 9News Denver.

Gordon is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date, per court records.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for a three-game suspension from the NFL. Gordon could also lose his guaranteed money for 2021, 9News reported, citing language in Gordon’s contract.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three). The two-time Pro Bowl selection also has 11 catches for 45 yards and a score.

Gordon has rushed for 4,521 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 235 catches for 1,918 yards with 12 scores in 71 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) runs the ball on a catch in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos RB Gordon charged with DUI, speeding

Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver.

He allegedly was driving between 25 and 39 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Gordon is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date, per court records.

“We are aware of the situation involving Melvin Gordon,” the Broncos said in a statement. “Our organization has been in communication with him and is in the process of gathering more details.”

The team had an unexpected bye after its initially scheduled game against New England was postponed until this Sunday following a positive COVID-19 test by a Patriots player.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for league discipline following Tuesday’s incident.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three). The two-time Pro Bowl selection also has 11 catches for 45 yards and a score.

Gordon has rushed for 4,521 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 235 catches for 1,918 yards with 12 scores in 71 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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John Abraham was found passed out in car

<p> On Tuesday, it was revealed that Cardinals defensive end John Abraham had been arrested and <a href="http://footballpost.wpengine.com/Cardinals-John-Abraham-was-arrested-for-DWI-in-June.html">charged with DUI in Atlanta during the late afternoon of June 29</a>.</p> <p> Now, <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11281208/john-abraham-arizona-cardinals-passed-wheel-according-police-report">ESPN.com is reporting more details of the incident</a>.</p> <p> According to the report, Abraham was found passed out in his car at an intersection in suburban Atlanta after leaving the Pink Pony strip club. He failed the field sobriety tests after telling officers that he had two drinks but didn't feel safe to drive.</p> <p> In addition, Abraham was driving on a suspended license.</p> <p> Abraham will surely be subjected to the NFL's personal conduct and substance-abuse policies as a result of this. He's had a previous DUI before when he was with the Jets, so a suspension could be possible.</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/jasonhbutt">@JasonHButt</a></p>