According toThe Washingtonian former Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot was arrested back on December 30th for driving under the influence.
A Metropolitan Police officer arrested Smoot—who played seven seasons at corner back for the Redskins between 2001 and 2009—at around 3:30 AM on December 30 near the 100 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast, US Capitol Police officer Seth Carll said in an affidavit.
The officer pulled Smoot over after he saw Smoot driving an Audi A7 with no tags, Carll said in the affidavit. According to Carll, Smoot did not have his registration tags inside the car and said his temporary tags had gotten snow on them and were wet.
During the traffic stop, the officer smelled “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from [Smoot’s] breath and person,” Carll said in the affidavit. “[Smoot’s] eyes were red and watery.”
Smoot also appeared angry, Carll said in the affidavit. When asked why, Smoot said “he got into it with his girl at the club,” according to the affidavit.
Smoot told the Capitol Police officer that he’d had one drink, according to the affidavit, and agreed to a field sobriety test. During a series of tests, Smoot demonstrated “many clues of impairment,” including swaying noticeably, Carll said in the affidavit.
Smoot was subsequently arrested and taken to the Capitol Police headquarters at 119 D Street, Northeast, for processing, where he twice refused to take a breathalyzer test.
“During processing, in the service area, while handcuffed, the [defendant] peed his pants creating a puddle on the floor,” Carll said in the affidavit. “[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.”
He was cited and released by the Capitol Police. The DC attorney general formally charged Smoot with driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug and operating while impaired on January 10. Smoot pleaded not guilty on January 17. He was released on his own recognizance.
Smoot was clearly drinking too much after peeing on himself in the police station.
It looks like Smoot can’t stay out of trouble after now that his career ended. he was also involved the famous love boat cruise several years ago in whcih several Vikings’ players got in trouble for hiring prostitues to have a sex party.