I guess now we’re going to find out just how wedded Nick Saban is to his second chance mantra, and if it extends to a third chance.
While the details are scant at the moment, and the school has yet to address the situation, Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News is reporting that Geno Smith was arrested Friday night on a charge of driving under the influence. According to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department website, Smith was released on a $1,000 bond this afternoon.
From the sheriff’s department’s website:
What makes this a significant issue for Smith is that it’s the player’s second alcohol-related charge in less than two years.
In August of 2013, Smith was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. A couple of days later, Saban announced that the defensive back would be suspended for the opener against Virginia Tech.
Smith started six of the 14 games in which he played last season as a true junior last season. All told, he’s played in 39 games in his three seasons with the Tide, including eight starts.