Former Jacksonville Jaguar star Jimmy Smith was pulled over for a minor traffic violation yesterday and ended up in jail on cocaine possession charges. That's not what I call enjoying your golden years.
This is actually his second arrest in less than year. Last August, Smith pulled up to a DUI checkpoint with an open beer and marijuana in his car, which is usually a red flag of sorts indicating that you might have a problem. But sometimes you've just shout that cry for help a little louder.
Lt. Bill Leeper of the Florida Highway Patrol said Smith was pulled over for excessive window tint on his 2009 Mercedes coupe. A check on his driving record revealed his license was suspended, and the trooper who initiated the stop smelled burnt marijuana wafting from the car.
Crack cocaine, marijuana cigarettes and a business card with powder cocaine residue were located in the car's center console, Leeper said.
Smith told the media after the August arrest that he was "dealing with a very difficult, very personal issue" that may or may not include "not being a professional football player anymore." Smith is actually seventh on the all-time receptions list and 11th in yards, making his career even more impressive than I remember and this mug shot even more sad than it already is.
Bond set for former Jaguar Jimmy Smith on drug charges [Jacksonville Times Union]
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