Seahawks' Owen Schmitt arrested on suspicion of drunken driving
Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt was arrested on suspicion of DUI Saturday in Black Diamond.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt was arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving in Black Diamond.
Schmitt, 24, was pulled over by Black Diamond police around midnight for speeding. He was subsequently arrested for drunken driving after his blood-alcohol content was measured at .151 and .161, according to State Patrol records. The legal limit in Washington is .08.
Arraignment is scheduled for July 8.
A written statement from Schmitt was released this morning by the Seahawks.
"I sincerely apologize to the team, the NFL, the fans and my family and friends for my actions and my poor judgment," Schmitt said. "I fully understand the seriousness of this matter, and I am disappointed in myself. I am committed to earning back the trust of everyone affected."
Schmitt was drafted in 2008 out of West Virginia and played mainly special teams as a rookie. He is expected to be the starting fullback in 2009 after the departure of Leonard Weaver, who signed with Philadelphia as a free agent in March.
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Seattle Times news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report.
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