published Monday, August 19th, 2013

Alabama cornerback Geno Smith arrested for driving under the influence

Alabama cornerback Geno Smith, a sophomore from Atlanta, was arrested early Sunday morning for driving under the influence and was booked by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

The Crimson Tide held their second preseason scrimmage Saturday afternoon, took Sunday off and will have today off as well. Bond for Smith was set at $1,000, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office website.

"This is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "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."

The 6-foot, 186-pound Smith played in 13 of Alabama's 14 games last season, tallying nine tackles and two pass deflections.

Smith is the first known Crimson Tide player to be arrested since February, when Brent Callaway, Tyler Hayes, D.J. Pettway and Eddie Williams were dismissed from the team following charges of second-degree robbery and credit card fraud.

Contact David Paschall at or 423-757-6524.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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