Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith has been suspended for three games by the NFL after pleading guilty to a DUI charge, the league announced on Friday. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.
Smith was charged with the DUI in June 2014 after losing control of his car and crashing into a light pole. He entered a guilty plea in March and received two years of probation.
“We respect and support the league’s decision in this matter and will have no further comment on the situation,” the Chiefs said in a statement.
After his arrest, Smith was demoted to the Chiefs' second team, but earned his starting spot back before the beginning of the season. Smith has only missed one game over his six-year career, and has now played in 79 consecutive games, starting every game for Kansas City in 2014.
The 28-year-old signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract with the Chiefs in 2013.
Smith has not yet announced if he will appeal the suspension, which is one game more than the usual two-game suspension for a DUI offense. If it stands, he will miss games against the Texans, Broncos and Packers.
- Erin Flynn