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Ex-Jaguars WR Smith Ashamed at Arrest

April 24th, 2009 by Rick

Ex Jaguar Jimmy Smith

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.

4 Comments

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    Alex Says:

    Just deal with the crack cocaine part. You might need a blunt handy to help with the withdrawals.


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    Tim Says:

    Or crack to deal with the marijuana withdrawals. :)


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    Lambsbreath Says:

    I guarantee that the evidence with be suppressed in court because of the ruling that came down from the Supreme Court Tuesday 4/21 which finally drew a clear line for police officers to follow in terms of a proper search. Getting pulled over for having tint too dark is a bullshit excuse that won’t hold up to the Court’s new rules.


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    Alex Says:

    @Lambsbreath – They didn’t search the car due to illegal tint, they pulled him over for illegal tint. Once at the window, they smelled burnt marijuana, which is probable cause to search a vehicle.

    Nothing’s getting thrown out in this case…



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