Sean Smith gets two years probation after DUI plea
Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was arrested last June for driving under the influence and other charges after he crashed his car in Kansas City and he went to court recently to resolve the matter.
The Kansas City Star reports that Smith pleaded guilty to DUI last month and received two years probation as part of a deal with prosecutors. Smith also paid a fine and was also fined for a failure to present insurance at the time of the accident, but had a careless driving charge dropped.
Smith’s penalties will likely include a two-game suspension from the league. Under the terms of the new personal conduct policy, such a suspension is automatic for a player who is convicted of or pleads guilty to a DUI offense. The penalty could be harsher depending on the circumstances of the arrest.
A suspension would interrupt Smith’s streak of consecutive games played at 79 after he started every game for Kansas City last season. Smith has missed just one game in his six-year career.