Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman was arrested by Bellevue, Wash., police on Wednesday evening after authorities say the vehicle he was driving struck a car and he walked away from the crash.
Coleman, 24, was being held at the King County Jail on investigation of vehicular assault and hit and run. The Seahawks suspended him indefinitely pending further information, a team spokesperson said.
According to a law enforcement source, Coleman was driving a Dodge pickup around 6 p.m. when his vehicle struck a Honda Civic. After the crash, Coleman, who did not appear to be hurt, got out of his car and walked away. The other driver was hurt in the crash, possibly breaking a collarbone, a law enforcement source said.
Police found Coleman nearby and he was arrested without incident. There's no indication on the report if he was intoxicated, the source said.
Coleman, 24, has played in 22 games since joining the Seahawks in 2012. He is regarded as one of Seattle's best special teams players. He was in training camp with the Vikings in 2012 but did not make the team.
Coleman has been essentially deaf since age 3. He uses hearing aids and has been featured as a role model for the hearing-impaired in national advertising.
Raiders lose Tuck
The Oakland Raiders plan to put defensive end Justin Tuck on season-ending injured reserve because of a torn pectoral muscle, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press.
Tuck was hurt while trying to tackle Denver's C.J. Anderson in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Broncos and spent the rest of the game on the sidelines wearing a sling.
Tuck, 32, is one of the most influential players in Oakland's locker room and has played a big role in the development of teammate Khalil Mack.
• Pittsburgh four-time Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey might miss the entire season after having a second surgery on his left fibula because infection had set in. Pouncey, who is on short-term injured reserve, was preparing to start practicing next week, but because of the infection, surgeons had to go back in to take out the metal plate that had been inserted during the first surgery and clean up the infection.
• The NFL suspended side judge Rob Vernatchi one game for not managing the clock properly in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's game at San Diego on Monday night. After a kickoff that was not returned, 18 seconds ran off the clock. The side judge is in charge of monitoring the game clock. The NFL rarely publicly reprimands game officials.
• Tennessee rookie linebacker Deiontrez Mount will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee at practice. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Mount, a sixth-round pick, was injured in a non-contract drill.
• Giants standout cornerback Prince Amukamara is going to miss two to four weeks because of a partially torn pectoral muscle.