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Ex-Jag Jimmy Smith imprisoned on gun, drug charges

By Gregg Rosenthal

Around The League Editor

Former Jacksonville Jaguars standout Jimmy Smith currently is serving a six-year sentence in Mississippi prison on two charges, the Mississippi Department of Corrections confirmed Monday.

Smith is serving four years for cocaine possession and two more years for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Smith had substance-abuse problems throughout his NFL career. He was suspended four games in 2003.

It's a sad story, although not a shocking one for one of the top two or three greatest players in Jaguars history. Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, already had at least one arrest related to substance abuse since his NFL career ended in 2006. His retirement came as a surprise because he gained 1,023 yards in his final season.

At the time of Smith's retirement, there were rumors that he had failed another drug test and would be suspended for an entire season because of it. Smith would not directly answer questions about a possible failed drug test at the time.

Smith's tentative release date from prison is Nov. 8, 2018.

Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.
 
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@nickmensio

Jimmy Smith as player: bit.ly/15HpPuo Jimmy Smith now: bit.ly/10TSyDc ~~~ Cocaine is a helluva drug. #Jaguars

10:25 p.m. Mon, May 13 from Illinois, US

 
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4 years for cocaine possession?
Well since his gun charge is for "possession of a firearm by a convicted felon" we can probably assume he's had prior felony drug convictions, so there may be some minimum mandatory sentences for repeat offenders. :shrug:

 
This is the first time, to my knowledge, that a convicted drug user was once on my FF team.

2002, and I won my league. He had 1027 yards, 7 td's and 1 2 pointer.

 
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Slapdash said:
GroveDiesel said:
Yeah, didn't know he had all those problems. Great WR though. Never realized how impressive his stats were until just looking them up. Crazy.
Going solely by stats, he has a decent case to be in the Hall of Fame. #17 in receiving yards all time. #16 in receptions. #18 in receiving yards per game average.

 
Slapdash said:
GroveDiesel said:
Yeah, didn't know he had all those problems. Great WR though. Never realized how impressive his stats were until just looking them up. Crazy.
Going solely by stats, he has a decent case to be in the Hall of Fame. #17 in receiving yards all time. #16 in receptions. #18 in receiving yards per game average.
The stats dramatically undersell his production, since they largely came on a mediocre, run-first team, and because his career didn't really begin until age 26. He retired at age 36 coming off one of the most productive age 36 AND age 35 seasons in history, so it's easy to assume he had plenty left in the tank, too. Advanced stats absolutely love him, ranking him (and the other underrated Smith, Steve) as one of the 10 most productive receivers of all time. Plus, he played the single best game any receiver has ever played, ever. He had 15/291/3 against the SB champion 2000 Baltimore Ravens. That was 10% of the passing yardage they gave up all season long. The Ravens only gave up 8 more passing TDs all year. Baltimore gave up 36 points to the Jags, and then the rest of the season only topped 20 points allowed twice- 23 to the Titans, and 20 to the Jets. It's rare that a receiver flirts with 300 yards (or puts up a trio of 40+ yard touchdowns), but to do it against arguably the best defense of all time (at the least, they're in the conversation)... that's a truly historic performance.
 
Slapdash said:
GroveDiesel said:
Yeah, didn't know he had all those problems. Great WR though. Never realized how impressive his stats were until just looking them up. Crazy.
Going solely by stats, he has a decent case to be in the Hall of Fame. #17 in receiving yards all time. #16 in receptions. #18 in receiving yards per game average.
The stats dramatically undersell his production, since they largely came on a mediocre, run-first team, and because his career didn't really begin until age 26. He retired at age 36 coming off one of the most productive age 36 AND age 35 seasons in history, so it's easy to assume he had plenty left in the tank, too. Advanced stats absolutely love him, ranking him (and the other underrated Smith, Steve) as one of the 10 most productive receivers of all time.Plus, he played the single best game any receiver has ever played, ever. He had 15/291/3 against the SB champion 2000 Baltimore Ravens. That was 10% of the passing yardage they gave up all season long. The Ravens only gave up 8 more passing TDs all year. Baltimore gave up 36 points to the Jags, and then the rest of the season only topped 20 points allowed twice- 23 to the Titans, and 20 to the Jets. It's rare that a receiver flirts with 300 yards (or puts up a trio of 40+ yard touchdowns), but to do it against arguably the best defense of all time (at the least, they're in the conversation)... that's a truly historic performance.
Wow, those stats against the Ravens are incredible.

 
The Ravens actually won that game 39-36. In the second meeting (both teams were in the Central) they won 15-10 while holding Jimmy to 8-95-0.

 
The Ravens actually won that game 39-36. In the second meeting (both teams were in the Central) they won 15-10 while holding Jimmy to 8-95-0.
If that Ravens team "held" someone to 100 yards receiving then they were pretty good. Sad ending to someone that talented. Unfortunately the stats are very skewed towards bankruptcy/etc. for many professional athletes. The desire/motivation of living life on the edge, which is somewhat needed at high levels of professional athletics just doesn't transition well to normal life.

 
Jimmy Smith, former Jacksonville Jaguar, out of prison

By Gregg Rosenthal

Around The League Editor

We learned not so long ago that former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith was sent to prison in Mississippi on a six-year weapons and drug sentence. Smith quickly has been let out of jail on house arrest.

A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections told the Florida Times-Union on Tuesday that Smith will have to wear an ankle bracelet but can go to work, school and church. Otherwise, he will be forced to stay at home.

Smith, 44, struggled with substance abuse issues throughout his career. He's arguably the greatest player in franchise history, with Fred Taylor, Tony Boselli and perhaps Maurice Jones-Drew (eventually) also being in the discussion.

Smith originally was scheduled to be released in November 2018.

Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.
 
good riddance..it's one thing to have an addiction for which you need help, but there is simply no excuse for a

convicted felon, who would've been explicitly told that he CANNOT possess a firearm - ever - to have one in his possession..

they should give him another 2 years for being a dumba##..

stupid is as stupid does..

 
good riddance..it's one thing to have an addiction for which you need help, but there is simply no excuse for a

convicted felon, who would've been explicitly told that he CANNOT possess a firearm - ever - to have one in his possession..

they should give him another 2 years for being a dumba##..

stupid is as stupid does..
Did ya read the post above? He didn't get more..he got out.

Hernandez needs his attorney. Got a 6 year sentence reduced to 60 days and a metal bracelet. I'll take that any day.

 
Jimmy Smith.......

Well you went uptown riding in your limousine
With your fine Park Avenue clothes
You had the Dom Perignon in your hand
And the spoon up your nose

 

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