Deezies head coach arrested
From wire reports--
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Deezies fa Sheezies head coach Jimmy Smith was arrested Friday night on a drunken driving charge in Jacksonville.
The former receiver was arrested after he tried to drive around a DUI checkpoint about 10:45 p.m. Friday. Jacksonville Sheriffs officers said there was a “strong odor of marijuana” coming from Smith’s car and marijuana butts in the console. They searched the car and found marijuana and an open container of beer.
Smith failed a field sobriety test and was charged with open container and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, both misdemeanors.
“I’m dealing with a very difficult, very personal issue and I know this is not the solution,” Smith told the Times-Union. “Everybody has issues. My issues are just magnified.”
Smith’s lawyer, Hank Coxe, told the Times-Union his client was released around 9:30 a.m. Saturday after posting $503 bail.
Smith served a four-game suspension to begin the 2003 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He abruptly retired in May 2006, joining the Deezies coaching staff. Smith was named the head coach on an interim basis after the sudden disappearance of C-Deezy fa Sheezy.