Owen Schmitt said he has learned from his incident over the summer, where he was charged with DUI in Black Diamond. Schmitt later pleaded to a lesser charge of reckless driving. Part of the sentence requires Schmitt to serve 24 hours of community service, pay $2,130 in fines and stay on probation for two years.
The incident was Schmitt’s first known violation. A spokesperson for the league said Schmitt’s been fined two game checks for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Schmitt will not be suspended for any regular-season games.
“That could have been a life-changer for me,” Schmitt said. “It could have ruined my entire career. The fact that I got a second chance has really opened my eyes to make the smart decisions and go from there.”
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Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com provides the top 10 list here.
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Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly weighs in on Seattle’s offensive line situation.
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ESPN’s John Clayton and Seahawks Mike Solari join ESPN 710s Brock and Salk to talk about a revamped offensive line without Walter Jones in this audio link.
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The Broncos top receiver Brandon Marshall did not make the trip to Seattle.
Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post suggests Kyle Orton needs to develop thick skin if he wants to be the starting quarterback for Denver.