Alabama CB Geno Smith Arrested for DUI
Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Geno Smith was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday morning.
Smith was eligible for release on $1,000 bail after being detained by Tuscaloosa police.
UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug. 20
The Birmingham News' Andrew Gribble has the latest update on Smith's status:
Alabama sophomore cornerback Geno Smith, who was arrested early Sunday for driving under the influence, has been suspended for the season opener against Virginia Tech, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said after Tuesday's practice.
Smith also has some other things to take care of "in house," before he can return to the field, Saban said.
UPDATE: Tuesday, Aug. 20
From Associated Press reporter John Zenor:
Alabama cornerback Geno Smith back at practice after weekend DUI arrest.— John Zenor (@jzenor) August 20, 2013
UPDATE: Sunday, Aug. 18
From Alabama on its official Twitter account:
Comment from Coach Nick Saban on Geno Smith "This is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players. ... (Continued)— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) August 18, 2013
(Cont') "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."— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) August 18, 2013
The sophomore figured to be a big part of the Tide’s defense during the upcoming campaign, especially after bursting onto the scene during his first season with the team.
Smith appeared in 13 contests as a true freshman, including a starting nod against Georgia in the SEC championship game. He finished the 2012 season with nine total tackles along with two pass breakups and two passes defensed.
Prior to taking his talents to Tuscaloosa, Smith was widely regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in the nation. He was a 4-star recruit out of St. Pius X in Atlanta and chose Nick Saban’s program over a number of top schools across the nation.
Alabama was recently named the No. 1 team in the nation in both the AP and USA Today preseason polls. The Tide are also heavily favored to earn a three-peat as national champions and hoist the crystal trophy for the fourth time in the past five years.
It remains to be seen what sort of punishment Smith will receive from Alabama or the NCAA for his actions, but there is likely some form of discipline coming down the pipeline.
Losing Smith for any stretch would certainly deliver a harsh blow to the Tide’s top-notch defense.
What is the duplicate article?
Why is this article offensive?
Where is this article plagiarized from?
Why is this article poorly edited?