Seahawks RB Quinton Ganther arrested in California on suspicion of DUI
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Quinton Ganther, a running back signed by Seattle this offseason, was arrested in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday morning on suspicion of DUI.
Ganther, 25, was booked into the Sacramento County main jail at 6:50 a.m., according to the inmate registry.
Ganther signed with Seattle this offseason after playing last season with Washington where the coaching staff included Sherman Smith, now the Seahawks running backs coach. Ganther is contending for a roster spot as a backup running back and special-teams contributor.
Ganther attended Utah, and spent the first three years of his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans where Smith was previously an assistant.
The Seahawks are looking into the situation, but as per team policy, declined to comment on the pending case.
Ganther was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers, according to the jail registry, which also indicated he remained in custody as of 10:22 a.m. The state limit for blood-alcohol content (BAC) in California is .08 percent. Ganther's bail was listed at $1,482, and a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.
Ganther attended high school in California.
Update at 1:25 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol has confirmed Ganther's arrest. The arrest occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m. in downtown Sacramento.
The Seahawks released the following statement on his arrest: "We are aware of the situation, and in the process of gathering information. No further comment at this time."
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