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article imageNFL: Former Redskin Fred Smoot arrested for DUI, pees pants

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By Layne Weiss
Jan 25, 2013 in Sports
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Former Washington Redskin defensive back Fred Smoot was arrested for a DUI on December 30. He was charged on January 10 and pleaded not guilty at a hearing January 17
He was first pulled over because his Audi A7 did not have license plates, The Associated Press reports. He told the officer the temporary tag was wet from the snow, so he removed it.
As Smoot, who played with the Washington Redskins for seven seasons and the officer talked, the officer noticed Smoot's breath smelled strongly of alcohol and that his eyes were "red and watery," The Washington Post reports.
Smoot also appeared angry. When asked why, he said he and his girlfriend had just got into an argument at a club.
Smoot refused to take a breathalyzer test, but when he finally consented to a sobriety test, he failed, and was arrested, The Washington Post reports.
Officer Seth Carll, Smoot's arresting officer, said in the affadavit that the night of the arrest, another police officer witnessed urine running down Smoot's leg, which created a puddle on the floor, the Washingtonian reports. Smoot had reportedly never asked to use the restroom, and peed as he was handcuffed.
After pleading not guilty to DUI charges on January 17, Smoot was released on his own recognizance, but ordered not to drive in DC without a valid permit or after consuming any alcohol.
A hearing is set for February 19.
Smoot's attorney Brian K. McDaniel says the former NFL player is ready to finally be able to tell his side of the story, The Associated Press reports.
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