BY SPNW Staff 10:35AM 01/15/2018

Seahawks CB Lane arrested on DUI charge

The Seahawks tried to trade Jeremy Lane at midseason for LT Duane Brown, but he failed the physical exam. Now he’s been busted for DUI, according to King County records.

Jeremy Lane had a tumultuous year with the Seahawks. / Wiki Commons

Jeremy Lane‘s Twitter handle is StayinginmyLane, which Seahawks fans hope is true. But King County Court records show the Seahawks cornerback was arrested on a charge of suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning.

He was booked into a King County jail at 5:30 a.m. and released at 9:21 a.m. The arrest was first reported by ESPN. The case was referred to King County District Court / East Division Redmond.

Lane offered a cryptic tweet Monday morning

The arrest follows a tumultuous season for the sixth-year pro in which he played in 13 games and started six, but was traded to Houston for about 24 hours as part of a deal to acquire LT Duane Brown. Lane failed the physical exam and was returned to Seattle, which substituted a draft choice to complete the deal.

Lane, 27, came back to the locker room and into the starting lineup briefly because of injuries. But he finished the season as a reserve because the Seahawks were getting better play at the corners from rookie Shaquill Griffin and newcomer/returnee Byron Maxwell, as well as Justin Coleman in the nickel or slot corner.

Lane was a sixth-round draft choice in 2012 out of Northwestern State (Louisiana) who was part of the Seahawks’ Super Bowl teams. In the Super Bowl against New England, he intercepted Tom Brady in the first quarter, but on the return was tackled and broke his right arm, which required immediate surgery.

He need a second surgery after an infection was discovered, and also learned a month after the game that he had torn the ACL in his right knee on the tackle.

Lane signed a four-year, $23 million deal ahead of the 2016 season. But if he is released, the Seahawks would save $11 million over the next two years, with $2.5 million in dead money.


  • Steed

    Seems like each NFL team is good for at least one DUI every year.

  • Ron

    Six of the last 71 NFL arrests have been Seahawks. Not a positive ratio. Nearly 8.5% when average would be about 3%.

    • John M

      Maybe the rain. Anyway, the Seahawks have fewer wife beatings . . .

      • wabubba67

        Frank Clark disagrees.

        • Chris Alexander

          Not defending the guy but no one (except him and his girlfriend) know what truly happened and the prosecutor offered him a plea deal that dismissed the domestic violence and assault charges. He paid a total of $420 in fines and plead guilty to a disorderly conduct charge. While there are lots of reasons for prosecutors to offer plea deals, they seldom do when they have a slam dunk case which leads me to believe that the DV charge may have been a stretch. Clark has been a model citizen since he joined the team so it may be time to let this drop and judge him on his actions going forward, not an incident that led to a minor fine for a lesser offense.

          • wabubba67

            Please re-read the police report from that night and the description of the woman’s face. It’s disturbing. The woman later refused to testify (maybe she was paid off), making it next to impossible to convict Clark on domestic violence.

            I also disagree with Clark being a model citizen. Remember the sexually aggressive comment made to a female reporter on Twitter? If he is willing to express his feelings toward women on such a public forum, what do you think he might be capable of privately when he believes that no one is watching or listening?

            Clark is bordering on being a great player, and I really do wish him well, but I am still wary of his temperament off of the field.

  • jafabian

    Not the best of moves by Jeremy. Not when the Seahawks can re-sigh Shead or Maxwell. Despite anything else he contributed in December despite the problems they were having on the field.

  • Chris Alexander

    If you read the original ESPN story, Lane’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level at the time of his arrest was 0.03. The legal limit in Washington is 0.08 which makes one wonder why he was arrested. Maybe he was slurring his speech, was disrespectful to the officers, or there was something other than alcohol involved. But there’s no mention of any of that in the article and the police spokesperson’s comment simply focused on the fact that the BAC isn’t the sole determining factor in making an arrest. Will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Don’t think it affects Lane’s status on the team one way or the other though as he was always going to be a cap casualty anyway. Too many other, and arguably better, options already on the roster and/or available in the draft.

  • wabubba67

    Jeremy Lane says, “I was more high than anything else.”

    Apparently, Lane does not understand the DUI laws in Washington. Despite Lane’s claims, you can be arrested and successfully convicted of a DUI for any amount of alcohol less than .08 or for having any other substance in your body (marijuana, prescription drugs, or even Aspirin) that impairs your driving in the officer’s opinion.

    Lane is just not that bright.