On December 30th, Fred Smoot was arrested and charged with a DUI in Washington D.C. according to the Washingtonian. Smoot, the former corner back for the Redskins and Vikings from 2001-2009, was pulled over driving an Audi A7 with no tags. The officer claimed he smelled alcohol on Smoot’s breathe and person, and his eyes appeared red and watery. The officer issued a field sobriety test and Smoot showed several signs of impairment according to an affidavit.
Unfortunately we are all too familiar with the stories of NFL players being charged with a DUI, but this particular story takes a turn to the even more unfortunate. The affidavit states that, “During processing, in the service area, while handcuffed, the [defendant] peed his pants creating a puddle on the floor, [A police officer] witnessed the urine running down his pant leg and onto the floor. [Smoot] did not express that he had to use the restroom.” Clearly another sign of impairment.
While playing in the NFL, Smoot once said, “Two thirds of the world is covered by water. The other third is covered by Fred Smoot.” Smoot must have realized any chance for a comeback in the NFL was over after he got arrested so he wanted to start covering the other third in water. Smoot was once a cool dude in the NFL, but no one is considering him Miles Davis after this.