A sophomore defensive back for the University of Alabama football team landed in some legal trouble over the weekend according to an online arrest report. Geno Smith, who played in all 13 games as a freshman last season, was arrested by Tuscaloosa County police for driving under the influence on Sunday morning. He was jailed on $1,000 bond and had not been released as of Sunday afternoon. The incident took place while the Crimson Tide had two days off after Saturday’s scrimmage as a break between training camp and school.
Tuscaloosa County police spokesman Sergeant Bren Blankley was unable to be reached for comment.
Geno Smith, a four star recruit from Atlanta, was expected to compete for the starting position vacated by top-10 NFL draft pick Dee Milliner and see more action at the nickel cornerback position in 2013. With his status now in question, sophomores Cyrus Jones and Bradley Sylve appear to be the top two cornerbacks available off the bench.
“This is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players,” Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban said in a released statement. “I don’t have all of the details at this point and will handle it appropriately once I’ve had a chance to review the information.”
The Tuscaloosa News first reported news of the DUI arrest.