On December 30th, Fred Smoot was arrested and charged with a DUI in Washington D.C. according to the Washingtonian. Smoot a 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. Smoot pleaded not guilty to the charges, after agreeing to the field sobriety test and refusing a breathalyzer twice while in custody.
Unfortunately we are all too familiar with the stories of NFL players being charged with a DUI, but this particular instance takes this tired tale to a new level. 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.”
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.” Speaking in the third person aside, now just a little more of the Earth is covered by water instead of Fred Smoot. Not even Billy Madison can save Fred Smoot from this one.