Seahawks QB Arrested Is Not Russell Wilson As Backup Josh Portis Stopped On Cinco de Mayo For DUI Suspicion, Arrest Opens Door For Tim Tebow To Join Roster?

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May 20, 2013 03:36 PM EDT
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The Seattle Seahawks just had one player suspended for four games in Bruce Irvin for breaking the PED policy for the NFL and now the team has a another arrested, with backup quarterback Josh Portis being taken in on May 5 for suspicion of DUI.(Photo : Twitter) "

The Seattle Seahawks just had one player suspended for four games in Bruce Irvin for breaking the PED policy for the NFL and now the team has a another arrested, with backup quarterback Josh Portis being taken in on May 5 for suspicion of DUI.

According to the Seattle Times, Portis was taken in on May 5 and will be arraigned on May 28 for his arrest, for which he was driving over 80 mph when pulled over in a 60 mph zone and he was tested with blood alcohol concentration readings of .092 and .078, while the legal limit is .080. Portis was charged with a charged with a gross misdemeanor and the officers noticed that he had an odor and bloodshot eyes.

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The arrest took place before 9:30 pm on the day in question exiting the Mount Baker Tunnel on eastbound I-90 in a 2008 Range Rover and Portis was expected to compete for the backup position with Brady Quinn and Jerrod Johnson, but now maybe Pete Carroll and jump out of the box and bring in someone like Tebow for a workout or a roster spot.

Protis was signed to a two year contract in April and he was expected to compete for the position. He played on the roster in 2011 and was on the practice squad last year. The team is starting organized activities this week and Portis could miss out on some prime workouts. The Seahawks are a sexy Super Bowl pick after trading for Percy Harvin and signing Cliff Avril and maybe now Tebow can get into the fold due to the arrest. After having five players suspended over the past two years, there is a chance that the Seahawks may want to change things up and swapping in Tebow for Portis would do just that.

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