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Seahawks Jeremy Lane arrested for suspicion of DUI

FILE -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sits as the national anthem plays before a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Sunday.

According to King County Jail records, the 27-year-old Lane was booked into jail at 5:30 a.m. Sunday before being released on his own recognizance less than four hours later after posting the $1,000 bail.

The Washington State Patrol says Lane was pulled over on eastbound Interstate 90 on Mercer Island at 2:13 a.m. Sunday

A Seahawks spokesperson confirmed to the PI on Monday that the team is aware of Lane's arrest. They have issued no additional comment.SEATTLE -- Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Sunday.

Lane tweeted out the following message to his followers on social media Monday morning: "Why (people) judge you by what they hear but not what they know!!"

Why ppl judge you by what they hear ?? but not what they know !!

— jeremy lane (@StayingInMyLane) January 15, 2018

Issuing another public comment following his arrest, Lane tweeted that his blood-alcohol concentration at the time of his arrest was 0.03. "I'll leave it at that," Lane wrote.

The legal limit for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) is 0.08. However, drivers can be arrested for and convicted of DUI with a BAC below that limit.

His tweets were later deleted.

Lane was a sixth-round pick out of Northwestern (Louisiana) State in 2012. After working his way into the defensive rotation thanks in large part to his play on special teams and in the nickel cornerback position, he signed a four-year, $23 million deal to rejoin Seattle as an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

He was expected to challenge for a full-time starting job at outside cornerback in each of the last two seasons, but was beaten out by DeShawn Shead in 2016 and rookie Shaq Griffin this year. Lane was active for 13 regular season games in 2017, but finished fifth among Seahawks cornerbacks in defensive snaps behind Griffin, nickel Justin Coleman, Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell. He finished the season with 28 total tackles.

In October, he vented his displeasure at being demoted, tweeting "How I get bench on a day off!! (Expletive) ridiculous," then posting the same comments on Instagram, adding, "Because they like the flow. #bs"

It is widely expected that Lane will be released this offseason, as it would save the cash-strapped Seahawks $4.75 million against the salary cap in 2018.

Lane is perhaps best remembered for the gruesome injuries he suffered in Super Bowl XLIX, when after intercepting New England quarterback Tom Brady in the end zone, he tore his ACL and broke his arm while being tackled on the sideline.

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