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January 25, 2016 3:17 PM

Bellevue police say Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman admitted to smoking “Spice” before Oct. crash, recommend 2 felony charges

Police report: Coleman admitted having smoked synthetic marijuana about an hour before crashing his Dodge Ram into a Honda, sending it 260 feet

Prosecutor’s office tells The News Tribune its review of vehicular-assault, hit-and-run charges from Oct. 14 crash will likely take “a few weeks”

Bellevue PD referring charges comes 3+ months after incident, eight days after Coleman’s, Seahawks’ seasons ended in playoff loss at Carolina

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Gregg Bell joined The News Tribune in July 2014. Bell had been the director of writing for the University of Washington's athletic department for four years. He was the senior national sports writer in Seattle for The Associated Press from 2005-10, covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season and beyond. He's also been The Sacramento Bee's beat writer on the Oakland Athletics and Raiders. The native of Steubenville, Ohio, is a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and a 2000 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

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