The arrest of former University of Hawaii football player Colt Brennan for suspicion of drunken driving and drug possession has sent shock waves throughout the Aloha State.
"Well, I think for most people your first reaction is … it's sadness," said Bobby Curran, who hosts a morning talk show on ESPN 1420 every Monday through Friday.
Brennan, who led UH at quarterback from 2005 to 2007, was arrested Wednesday in Kailua just before midnight at the intersection of Kailua Road and Uluoa Street.
Michael Green, Brennan's attorney, said his client was pulled over after he was observed driving 45 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.
Brennan, 28, was released from the main police cellblock at 12:15 Thursday afternoon without being charged. Green would not reveal what type of illegal drug was found by police, but Brennan's arrest for promotion of a dangerous drug in the third degree rules out the possibility of marijuana.
According to state law, a dangerous drug is one that has no medical use, like methamphetamine and cocaine, or a prescription drug that can be abused.
"It was not pills," said Green. "It's not a lot of stuff; it's a very small amount."
Green described Brennan as being extremely disheartened during a visit with the former quarterback in Jail.
"He feels awful about the perception of him with the children and the community," said Green. "He is so sad."
Green believes Brennan may still be feeling the physical and psychological effects of a head-on collision on the Big Island in November of 2010. The crash nearly killed local doctor Theresa Wang, and left Brennan with a head injury, as well as broken ribs and a collarbone that sidetracked his dream of playing professional football.