Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star is reporting that Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was arrested under suspicion of a DUI late Monday night.
Apparently, Smith ran into a light pole after losing control of his car while making a left-hand turn at 12th and Grand Boulevard in Kansas City. Sean Smith’s car suffered significant front end and undercarriage damage. Smith appeared confused after the wreck. However, Smith said he did not need medical attention when asked.
The officer arrested Smith and booked him for driving under the influence, careless driving, and failure to present insurance.
The soon to be 27-year-old Smith signed a 3-year $16.5 million deal with the Chiefs last offseason and performed well as a starting corner. If convicted, Smith would be considered a 1st time offender under the league’s substance abuse policy. Under the current collective bargaining agreement, first time offenders may be fined two-game checks, but generally do not face suspension. However, the league is pushing for a modification that would include suspension for first time offenders.
This possibility might make it a good idea for Sean Smith’s legal counsel to make a quick plea deal before the new policy can take effect, depending on the facts of his case.
The chance of losing Smith for substantial time might put a crimp in any ideas of dealing, or cutting, CB Brandon Flowers to free up cap space for potential extensions for QB Alex Smith or OLB Justin Houston.
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