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Updated: Alabama CB arrested on DUI charge, Saban responds

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Alabama sophomore cornerback Geno Smith was arrested for DUI and booked by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Sunday morning. Smith’s bond was set at $1,000.

Smith became a significant contributor last year as a true freshman in Bama’s coveted Nickelback position. He made nine tackles, two pass breakups and two passes defended in a strong freshman campaign.

Alabama’s offseason has been quiet except for the four arrested in February for second-degree robbery and credit card fraud. All four were dismissed from the team.

Smith was expected to contend for the starting cornerback job vacated by Dee Milliner.

Updated: Saban responded to Smith’s arrest:

“This is obviously not the kind of behavior we expect from our players,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a university statement. “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.”

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  1. I doubt he’ll be playing in the season opener, for sure. Strange how these athletes do things to throw their careers away.

  2. Plenty of folks have had a few too many beers and drove anyways. Is it smart, No, but in the grand scheme of things going on these days (Vandy for example) it doesn’t have to be a career killer.