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Seattle Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman arrested after Hit and Run

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The Seattle Seahawks have made a terrible start to the 2015 NFL season, finding themselves lucky to hold even a 2-3 record.

The last thing the Seahawks needed right now was an off-the-field problem, but its what they've gotten after a player was arrested.

Coleman Arrested

Reports are swirling that Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has been arrested by police following a hit-and-run incident in Bellevue, Washington.


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The 24-year old Coleman is being held at the King County Jail on investigation of vehicular assault and hit and run and is being held without bail.

Suspended By Seattle

It has been announced that the Seahawks have taken the decision to suspend Coleman, announcing that he will be staying away from the team indefinitely, pending further information on the incident and what transpired.

According to a jail-booking report, Coleman was driving a Dodge pickup and struck a motorist in a car, who potentially suffered a broken collarbone. After the crash, Coleman apparently got out of his truck and walked away.

Bellevue police apparently found Coleman near to the scene, which raises questions about the whole "run" part of a Hit-and-Run. The fullback was arrested without incident.

Coleman is deaf - the first ever deaf offensive player in NFL history - and serves as an inspiration to many. He told his story in a powerful advert for Duracell, which you can see below.

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