Fred Smoot pissed his pants during DWI arrest
His NFL career is through, but Smoot continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Fred Smoot -- the so-called Captain of the Love Boat (more on that later) -- no longer has to worry about getting torched by NFL receivers. The 33-year-old hasn't played in the NFL since 2009.
He does, however, have to worry about staying sober enough to drive. And about controlling his bladder, apparently.
According to a report in the Washingtonian, Smoot let it fly during a December 30 DWI arrest in D.C.
From the report:
The officer pulled Smoot over after he saw Smoot driving an Audi A7 with no tags...
During the traffic stop, the officer smelled "a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from [Smoot's] breath and person," [US Capitol Police officer Seth] 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...
"During processing, in the service area [of police headquarters], 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."
It sounds like Smoot's party life has fallen dramatically from the lofty heights he established while playing for the Vikings in 2005. From our report on the Love Boat scandal :
A few months after he moved [to Minnesota], Smoot's devotion to his extracurricular activities became national news. During the Vikings' bye week in October 2005, Smoot organized a rookie initiation party in the form of a cruise on Lake Minnetonka.
The innocuous-sounding event would eventually be referred to alternatively as the "Love Boat" or "Smoot Boat" Scandal. It reportedly included hookers flown in from Atlanta and Florida. According to a criminal complaint, witnesses saw Smoot "holding a double-headed dildo and moving the dildo while each end was inserted into the vagina of two women who were laying on the floor near the lounge area of the charter boat."
Smoot pleaded not guilty to the DWI charge on January 17, and is due back in court early next month. Perhaps he plans to argue that he simply had to go really bad and wasn't in a talkative mood at police headquarters.
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