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‘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
Why ppl judge you by what they hear 👂 but not what they know !!
— jeremy lane (@StayingInMyLane) January 15, 2018
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.