Jimmy Smith is latest Baltimore Raven to be arrested this offseason


Jimmy Smith worked out last month with the team. (Patrick Semansky / AP)

For the Baltimore Ravens, training camp really can’t open soon enough.

Cornerback Jimmy Smith, a first-round pick in 2011, was cited for disorderly conduct after an incident at the Greene Turtle in Towson, Md., on Saturday night, becoming the fifth member of the team to be arrested over the offseason. According to Baltimore County police, the general manager of the establishment flagged down an officer and said a woman was passed out in the bathroom. They found an intoxicated woman throwing up in the sink with a man holding her up. From the Baltimore Sun:

Smith told police that he and the woman had done a photo shoot together earlier in the evening. Officers later found what they suspected was a small bag of cocaine in the woman’s purse, according to the police report. The woman has not been charged.

Police said that after medics arrived, officers repeatedly asked Smith to step aside and he refused to comply and said several times that he was helping the woman. Police said Smith became argumentative when they asked him to step into the hallway.

According to the police report, Smith was told that because he wasn’t related to the woman and wasn’t helping her that he needed to leave so that medical personnel could attend to her and Smith replied: “I am helping her.”

According to the police report, Smith was asked three times by an officer to leave the restroom before being ushered out to the hallway. Smith allegedly cursed at the arresting officer and asked him “What the [expletive] are you gonna do?” When told again to leave, Smith replied: [Expletive] you. What the [expletive] are you gonna do?”

Smith was then placed in handcuffs. While at the Towson precinct, according to the police report, Smith told the officer: “The only reason you arrested me is so you could get on the news.”

Smith was released at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday and the woman was taken to a hospital, police said.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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