Josh Portis arrested for DUI

Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Seahawks' backup QB Josh Portis was arrested for DUI on May 5th. According to the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta:

Portis was pulled over at 9:26 p.m. on May 5 after he was observed driving 80 miles an hour in a 60-mile-an-hour zone exiting the Mount Baker Tunnel on eastbound I-90 in a 2008 Range Rover.

A report from the Washington State Patrol says the officer noticed "a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle" and that the driver "had watery bloodshoot eyes." Portis later submitted to two blood tests and registered blood alcohol concentration readings of .092 and .078. The legal limit in the state of Washington is .080. He was charged with a gross misdemeanor.

Portis is already facing stiff competition to make the final roster this year as Russell Wilson's backup, after Seattle brought in QB Brady Quinn and recently signed QB Jerron Johnson, but I'd wager this misstep won't help his chances.

Portis made the Hawks' 53-man roster in 2011 as an undrafted free agent but started out on the Practice Squad last year before being released from that outright, mid-way through the year. We never really heard why, but according to Dave "Softy" Mahler's radio show today, Portis was abruptly released at that time because he missed the team bus from the hotel to the stadium on the Miami trip in Week 12. He signed with the Toronto Argonauts after his release but then he was re-signed by the Hawks at the beginning of April.

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