Monday, May 13, 2013
Jimmy Smith WR Ex-Jacksonville Jaguars
Jimmy Smith spent 1992-1994 on the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys before landing with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995 and having a great 10 year Jaguar career that ended in 2005.
In that time, Smith caught 862 balls for 12,287 yards and 69 touchdowns. A 2 time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, 5 time Pro Bowler, and 2 time Al-Pro he even won the Ed Block Courage Award once -- listed as voted by teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage.
Retirement hasn't been to good to Smith however. @DanHicken reports that Smith is currently serving a 6 year prison sentence in Mississippi for possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is due to be released in 2018.
Smith was arrested in 2001 for suspicion of drunken driving, and tested positive for cocaine. Smith denied at the time that he used the drug.
Then in 2003 he was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. He stated that he spent several weeks in rehab and admitted to an addiction.
Smith was arrested in 2006 on multiple drug charges, but went through rehab and started the Jimmy Smith Foundation.
In April of 2009 Smith was pulled over in Jacksvonille for excessive window tint and after smelling marijuana the officer searched his vehicle and found crack cocaine, marijuana, and a business card with cocaine on it.