Jimmy Smith was a star Wide Receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars for ten seasons before he announced his retirement from the NFL in 2006. But on April 22, Smith was stopped for “excessive window tint,” and the Florida Highway Patrol found crack cocaine, marijuana and traces of cocaine in his vehicle.
Smith now faces multiple drug charges, plus a charge of driving with a suspended license. This is not his first run-in with the law, as he was placed in NFL’s substance-abuse program in 2001 after police found traces of bezoylecgonine, a cocaine by-product, in his system after being pulled over for drunk driving.
Originally from Mississippi, Smith was drafted into the NFL out of Jackson State University before playing for the Dallas Cowboys. After he spent most of his time on the injured list due to an infection after having an emergency apenndectomy, Smith was cut from the Cowboys. He then went to play for the Philadelphia Eagles and was cut again. Soonafter, he joined the Jacksonville Jaguars and became an dominant force in their offensive plays. Smith had been voted to the Pro Bowl five times and is the Jaguars all-time leading receiver.
Smith is being held without bond at the Duval County Jail.