Troy Smith, the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner and former communications major at Ohio State, was arrested overnight Sunday on suspicion of being intoxicated behind the wheel and on certainty of being a consummate fuckup during a traffic stop.
TMZ has the video from the dash cam of the suburban Columbus cops who pulled over the 31-year-old erstwhile Ravens and 49ers QB. The attending officer sounds like quite a reasonable sort, the kind you’d like to have pulling you over at 2:38 a.m. on a Sunday morning when your car apparently smells of pot. Smith, who police say had two blunts in the dash and a blood alcohol level of 0.143, well over the legal limit of 0.08, didn’t exactly talk his way out of the arrest.
Asked how he’s doing: “I’m officer, sir. I’m officer.”
Asked his highest level of education: “My name is Troy Smith. I graduated from Ohio State with a degree in bachelors.”
Asked to recite the alphabet from C to W: “C. D. E. F. G. H. I. [sigh] [infinite pause]”
Troy Smith used to be very good at football. Which is why it’s tough seeing him like this, having to fall back on a bullshit degree.