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Jimmy Smith | Wide Receiver

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (49) / 2/9/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 208
College: Jackson State
Drafted: 1992 / Rd. 2 (36) / DAL

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Ex-Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith began serving a six-year prison sentence on March 29.
Smith, 44, was sentenced to four years for cocaine possession and two more for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It's not a surprise to see Smith in trouble with the law. Smith has been battling drug problems since he left the league, and it's even believed that he surprisingly retired in May 2006 due to a looming suspension for a failed drug test. The Jaguars great caught 862 passes for 12,287 yards and 67 touchdowns across 11 seasons in Jacksonville. Although Smith was one of the most underrated receivers of all time, his credentials fall just short of Hall-of-Fame caliber and his post-career escapades aren't helping him. Mon, May 13, 2013 07:07:00 PM

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Former Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith pleaded no contest to three charges stemming from his April DUI arrest.

Smith was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed on 12 months probation and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service while incurring fines and court costs.
Source: AP
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 04:21:00 PM

Former Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith said he is embarrassed by his recent arrest for drug possession, and he will fight to overcome his addiction.

"I am ashamed and humiliated by my actions and I apologize for the embarrassment I have caused my family, friends and everyone in the Jacksonville community who have supported me throughout my career," Smith said. He is now free on $11,500 bond.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 04:04:00 PM

Former Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith was found with crack cocaine and marijuana in his car during Wednesday's arrest.

Crack residue was found on a business card in Smith's 2009 Mercedes. He faces multiple drug charges and a count of driving with a suspended license.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009 01:31:00 AM reports that ex-Jaguar Jimmy Smith was busted Wednesday afternoon for possession of narcotics.

The arrest took place at a gas station after Smith was pulled over by police. Smith was suspended in 2003 for violating the NFL's drug policy and for DUI in 2008. Before he retired in May 2006, it was widely rumored that Smith was facing a drug-relation suspension. This adds fuel to that fire.
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 07:15:00 PM

Jimmy Smith would not answer if drug use or a possible failed drug test played a role in his retirement.

When asked, he said, "I've been playing 37 years," he said. "It is time for me to retire. I'm tired." Smith was suspended for four games for a violation in 2003. Another failed test would have meant a year's suspension.
Fri, May 12, 2006 09:36:00 AM

Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith has surprisingly decided to retire at age 37.

The decision isn't shocking, but the timing is. Smith gained over 1,000 yards last season and had been working out. His cumulative numbers (seventh all time in receptions, eleventh in yards) are worthy of discussion for the Hall of Fame. Despite five straight Pro Bowls, he was never seen as truly dominant. Smith's departure opens the door for Ernest Wilford, Matt Jones, and Reggie Williams to have bigger roles in 2006.
Thu, May 11, 2006 10:10:00 AM

Jimmy Smith considered retirement this offseason.

Still getting it done at 37, Smith showed no difficulty getting open last season. He dropped plenty of passes, though, and figures to give up some production in 2006 to Jacksonville's younger wideouts.
Mon, Apr 10, 2006 07:26:00 PM

Jimmy Smith believes he'll be back with the Jaguars next season. He says he'll retire if not.

Smith only makes $3.25 million in the final year of his contract, a reasonable figure for the best receiver on the team. He should be back, although his supremacy atop the Jaguars receiver group could be challenged.
Mon, Jan 9, 2006 10:35:00 AM

Jimmy Smith caught three passes for 30 yards in a loss to the Patriots.

It's a shame if this is how his Jaguars career ends. Smith dropped at least three passes, including a few wide open first downs in the Foxboro cold. He is a salary cap candidate, but has still shown the ability to get open in the NFL. Jacksonville would be smart to keep him.
Sat, Jan 7, 2006 11:19:00 PM

Jimmy Smith caught four passes for 46 yards in week 17.

The Jaguars made sure he reached 1,000 yards before resting him. It was the ninth time in his consistent career he's reached the milestone. There is talk that he may not be back with the team next season, but that doesn't make sense to us. He has a solid matchup against the Patriots next week.
Sun, Jan 1, 2006 07:22:00 PM

Jimmy Smith was downgraded to questionable with sore ribs.

Don't expect him to play much this weekend, if at all now. Reggie Williams and Matt Jones should pick up extra snaps.
Thu, Dec 29, 2005 11:23:00 PM

Jimmy Smith caught five passes for 71 yards in week 16.

Smith didn't score despite Jacksonville putting up 31 points, but he's still enjoyed a strong close to the season. It's quite possible he will get enough yards to top 1,000 yards next week (23), then sit because the Jaguars have clinched the No. 5 seed in the playoffs.
Sat, Dec 24, 2005 05:39:00 PM

Jimmy Smith had six catches for 70 yards in week 15.

The veteran wideout needs 94 yards to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark for the ninth time in the past decade. At age 36, he's proven he still has a lot left in the tank.
Sun, Dec 18, 2005 06:06:00 PM

Jimmy Smith caught eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in week 14.

Smith picked a nice time for his first 100-yard game since week four. After a mid-season lull, he's been solid over the last month with 23 catches and 310 yards and two scores in four games. Keep him active next week.
Sun, Dec 11, 2005 05:03:00 PM