Jimmy Smith is far away the greatest receiver in Jaguars history, though he’s been neck and neck with Matt Jones for drug arrests. As all good receivers do, Smith put on the afterburners and pulled away from the competition when he was arrested after being found with crack cocaine and marijuana. I guess you could say he’s a possession receiver.
(Well, it’s a better look than the Jags’ new jerseys.)
Smith, who played ten seasons for the Jags, was pulled over in Jacksonville for excessive window tint, though oddly enough he doesn’t seem to have been ticketed for that. The officer smelled burning marijuana, and found crack cocaine, marijuana and cocaine residue. So don’t worry, fans, Jimmy Smith doesn’t have a weed problem; he was just trying to cover up the smell of his crack.
(Photo courtesy of TMZ. Obvs.)
He’s been charged with multiple drug offenses, and for driving with a suspended license, and is being held on $5,006 bond, which seems a fairly arbitrary number. It’s certainly not his first run-in with the law.
In 2008 Smith faced DUI charges, and officers found traces of marijuana during the traffic stop. In 2003 he did a stint in rehab during a four-game NFL suspension for substance abuse. In 2001 he was pulled over for a speeding, and tests showed he had traces of cocaine in his system.
Don’t despair, Jags fans. At least he’s loyal enough to have stayed around Jacksonville after he retired.