KAILUA, Oahu (AP) - Former record-breaking University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Kailua.
The 28-year-old was stopped shortly before midnight Wednesday and arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and third-degree promoting dangerous drugs, Honolulu police said.
He was being held Thursday morning at police headquarters, where he met with his attorney, Michael Green.
"He's very, very sad," Green said. "I feel sad for him."
Brennan was later released without being charged, pending further investigation.
When police stopped him for speeding, he was driving to where he's been staying in Kailua after having recently moved back to the island, Green said. He had been hoping to work in the media or with children.
In 2010, Brennan was injured in a head-on crash on the Big Island. Green said his client continues to deal with emotional and physical pain from the crash.
Investigators said Theresa Wang suffered traumatic injuries, including a stroke, after her car was struck head-on by an SUV driven by Brennan's then-girlfriend, Shakti Stream.
In his three years at UH, Brennan set 31 NCAA records, and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting during his last season in 2007.
As a freshman at the University of Colorado, he was kicked off the football team after a woman made accusations against him. Brennan was convicted of burglary and trespassing for not leaving her dorm promptly and was sentenced to seven days in the Boulder County jail. Sexual assault charges were dismissed.
He was the Washington Redskins' sixth-round draft pick in 2008, but never played in a regular season game in two seasons.
He spent 2009 on injured reserve after hip surgery, and then had knee surgery.
Brennan was cut by the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders last month.
"He feels like he's been disappointing people here with his career," Green said. "He has great love and aloha for people here."