The agents for Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman, Derrick Fox and Mark Bloom, issued a statement saying that their client may have fallen asleep driving home from work at the Seahawks’ facility, per Aaron Wilson.
“On the evening of October 15, 2015, Seattle Seahawk Fullback Derrick Coleman, Jr. was involved in a two-car collision soon after leaving a team meeting. While the facts of the case are still being determined, it seems Derrick may have fallen asleep while driving home from a Seahawks’ facility.
“The health and well-being of all involved is our primary concern, and we are thankful to report that both parties are expected to make a full recovery. We will continue to work closely with the local officials while a full investigation is being conducted.”
The Seattle Seahawks announced Thursday that they’ve suspended FB Derrick Coleman indefinitely following his arrest that occurred Wednesday night.
The Seattle Seahawks have suspended Derrick Coleman indefinitely pending further information.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 15, 2015
Earlier in the day, the Seattle Times reported that Coleman has been arrested on charges of vehicular assault and hit and run.
Coleman is being held without bail after the Dodge pickup he was driving struck a Honda Civic. Bellevue police found Coleman nearby, and he was arrested without incident.
Police had Coleman perform a field-sobriety test, but there’s no indication if he was intoxicated, according to the Seattle Times.
Will Tukuafu is likely to fill in for Coleman while he’s away from the team.
Coleman, 24, is in the final year of his three-year, $1.485 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $585,000 for the 2015 season.
This season, Coleman has appeared in five games and ran for four yards on two carries to go along with one reception for zero yards receiving and no touchdowns.