Former Heisman Trophy finalist and Washington Redskins quarterback Colt Brennan was arrested in Hawaii Wednesday, Hawaii News Now reported.
The website reported that he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that he was also arrested for “promoting a dangerous drug.” Hawaii News Now reported that because it is labeled as a “dangerous drug,” it is more serious than marijuana.
Police stopped Brennan, who was going 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. Attorney Michael Green was hired to represent Brennan.
“There is more here as to how you get to being on top of the mountain to being in the gutter somewhere,” Green told Hawaii News Now. “How did I get here? Not why he got arrested but how did I wind up in jail. From being at the very top to being in a cell on Beretania Street. So I would describe his demeanor as pure sadness.”
Brennan hasn’t been with an NFL team since 2010, when he was released by the Oakland Raiders. At Hawaii, Brennan threw 58 touchdown passes in a single season, the most in college football history.
SI.com’s Greg Rosenstein reported in June that he was cut by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Hawaii News Now reported that Brennan was in Hawaii and planned on permanently staying.