The NFL player was reportedly stopped on the evening of Cinco de Mayo for speeding. The state patrol officer who stopped the athlete stated that Portis smelled of alcohol. Portis was arrested, and at least one blood test later showed that he had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .092, slightly higher than Washington State’s legal limit of .08.
Portis is scheduled to appear at a court hearing on May 28. The DUI charge is a misdemeanor. Neither Portis nor the Seahawks have officially commented on the arrest.
This is not Portis’ first run-in with the law. In 2010, while playing division II college football at California University of Pennsylvania, Portis was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen proberty, forgery, and access device fraud for using a stolen credit card. He was caught after signing up for a mall-store rewards card using his real name.
Portis was signed by the Seahawks in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. He was cut from the team the following year, but as of April he has now been re-signed to a two-year contract with the team.
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