Five days after reportedly being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Seahawks FB Owen Schmitt issued a statement through the team, apologizing for what he called “poor judgment.”
“I fully understand the seriousness of this matter, and I am disappointed in myself,” Schmitt said in the statement. “I am committed to earning back the trust of everyone affected.”
Citing State Patrol records, the Seattle Times reported that Schmitt was arrested Saturday in Black Diamond, Wash., after his blood-alcohol content was measured at .151 and .161, well over Washington’s legal limit of .08. Schmitt is scheduled to be arraigned July 8, according to the Times.
Schmitt, a fifth-round draft pick out of West Virginia in 2008, played in 15 games — mostly on special teams — as a rookie. He could be the Seahawks’ starting fullback in 2009 after Leonard Weaver signed a free-agent deal with the Eagles.