Jimmy Smith Should Serve as Cautionary Tale to Young NFL Stars

May 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Jimmy Smith, a former receiver of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995 through 2005, has landed himself in prison.
Smith is serving six years of jail time, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, for possession of cocaine and an illegal firearm:
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.
For as unfortunate as Smith's situation has become, we can only hope it serves as a harsh reality check to young NFL stars. The combination of fame and windfall certainly has an upside, but the drop to rock-bottom is also much longer.  
In addition, this is not Smith's first rodeo with off-the-field issues.
During his career, Smith had reportedly tested positive for cocaine in Novembe...

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