Ex-Jaguars WR Smith Ashamed at ArrestApril 24th, 2009 by Rick
On Wednesday, former Jaguar wide receiver, Jimmy Smith, was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol for having too dark of a tint on his 2009 Mercedes Benz. A Trooper then claimed that the car smelled like marijuana, which prompted a search that resulted in Smith being charged with possession of crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Free on a $11,500 bail, Smith released a statement via Premier Sports & Entertainment today:
I realize that I cannot be the husband, father, son and citizen I want to be until I overcome my addiction. [...] It is my highest priority, and will be the toughest challenge of my life, but I am going to get the help that I need to achieve a complete recovery.
Smith also added:
I am ashamed and humiliated by my actions and I apologize for the embarrassment I have caused my family, friends and everyone in the Jacksonville community who have supported me throughout my career.
His arraignment is on May 6.
Smith was with the Jaguars for a decade during the 1995 – 2005 seasons and retired from the Jaguars in 2006 with 862 receptions and 12,287 receiving yards with 67 touchdowns.