During the Kansas City Chiefs' Organized Team Activities, Joel Thorman, the managing editor of SB Nation's Arrowhead Pride, observed that cornerback Sean Smith had been dropped out of the starting lineup and into the second team secondary for the practice. With no obvious reason for the move, it was a bit of a surprise.
Now, it appears we know why Smith was demoted.
According to a report from KCTV-5 in Kansas City, Smith was arrested early Monday morning for DUI. The police report from the incident explains why the police officers approached Smith's vehicle at around 12:30 am Monday:
Kansas City, MO, police say they were patrolling the area of 10th Street and Grand Boulevard about 12:30 a.m. Monday when they saw a driver try to turn left at 12th Street and Grand Boulevard and lose control. Their report said the driver lost control and struck a light post at the intersection.
The report continues to explain that Smith appeared confused, though he did turn down medical evaluation. The KCTV-5 report indicates Smith was issued three citations when he was arrested: operating a vehicle withe a BAC of 0.08 or more, driving a vehicle in a careless manner, and lack of insurance.
Smith was the second round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2009, playing four years with the club before signing as a free agent with the Chiefs in 2013. For Miami, Smith appeared in 63 games, with 56 starts, tallying five interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, with three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and 211 tackles. In his one season with the Chiefs, Smith appeared in all 16 games, starting 15, with two interceptions, scoring once, and 47 tackles.
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[Hat tip to James McKinney.]