Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith arrested for disorderly conduct

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Baltimore, MD, United States (4E Sports) – The number of Baltimore Ravens players in trouble with the law keeps piling this offseason.

The Baltimore County police arrested and charged starting cornerback Jimmy Smith with misdemeanor disorderly conduct Saturday after an alleged incident at The Greene Turtle in Towson.

According to police, the 25-year-old Smith was cited for failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.

Officers responded to a report that there was an unconscious woman in a bathroom of the bar. When they arrived, police said they saw Smith in the bathroom with the woman who was intoxicated.

Smith told police that he and the woman had done a photo shoot together earlier in the evening. Police said that the NFL player was assisting her when she vomited while leaning over a sink.

Officers later found a small bag, which they suspected to be 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.

An officer asked Smith three times 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.

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.” The officer denied knowing Smith.

Baltimore County police said Smith was cooperative with officers at the precinct. He was released from custody from the Towson police precinct at about 11:15 p.m. after being issued a citation.

“We’re gathering information about this,” Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne said in a statement regarding Smith’s arrest.

This marked the fifth arrest of a Ravens player this offseason behind running back Ray Rice (felony aggravated assault), offensive lineman Jah Reid (misdemeanor battery), wide receiver Deonte Thompson (felony possession of marijuana) and rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (misdemeanor destruction of property, drunk and disorderly).

A 2011 first-round draft pick from Colorado, Smith is regarded as one of the top young defensive players on the roster.

The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Smith had 58 tackles, two interceptions and a career-high 15 pass deflections last season. In three NFL seasons, Smith has 112 career tackles, 26 pass deflections and four interceptions.

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