1:20pm: In a statement, the agents for Coleman say he may have fallen asleep driving home from the Seahawks’ facility, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle tweets.
12:31pm: The Seahawks announced that Coleman has been suspended indefinitely, pending further information.
10:27am: Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has been arrested by Bellevue police on investigation of vehicular assault and hit and run, according to a report from The Seattle Times. Coleman is relied upon as a key blocker for star tailback Marshawn Lynch and is also considered to be one of Seattle’s top special teams players.
Coleman, who turns 25 on Sunday, has played in 22 games since joining the Seahawks in 2013. The fullback missed the majority of 2014 with a broken foot he suffered during pregame warmups for an October tilt against the Rams. So far in 2015, he has only two carries and one reception to his credit. Last year, Coleman recorded ten receptions for 91 yards in his partial season.
According to a jail-booking report cited by The Seattle Times, Coleman got out of his car and walked away from the crash. The other driver was hurt in the crash with a possibly broken collarbone, according to a law-enforcement source. Coleman was found nearby and arrested without incident.
Coleman was a notable player at UCLA, having rushed for 1,780 yards and earning second team All-Pac-12 honors as a senior for his special teams play. After initially breaking into the league as a UDFA with the Vikings, he landed with the Seahawks prior to the 2013 season.