The Seattle Seahawks player who was arrested after he crashed into a pole at a home game at AT &T Stadium was a college football player.
The incident happened Sunday during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers.
The incident also drew national attention after footage of the incident surfaced on social media.
On Monday, Seattle police released video of the moment the suspect, whom they said is in his 20s, fell onto the pole.
The video shows the suspect appearing to be moving his arm toward the pole when the pole suddenly moves and the player lands on top of the pole, landing on top again.
Police said the suspect then appears to grab the pole and pull it to his feet before the suspect’s head hits the ground.
He was arrested shortly afterward.
The suspect was identified as De’Veon Smith, who was a sophomore at the University of Washington.
The Seahawks and 49ers had scheduled their game for Sunday at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.
The Seattle Times reports the Seahawks had earlier announced that Smith would not play.
Seattle police released the following statement to the Seattle Times about the arrest:De’Von Smith, a freshman from Seattle University, was arrested Sunday morning at a Seahawks game in the stadium’s south end zone.
Smith, 21, was charged with felony hit-and-run, a misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Police also arrested a female witness who said she saw Smith hit the pole on Sunday morning.
The woman was a spectator at the game.
According to the Seahawks, Smith is a linebacker for the team’s defensive line.