Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after an alleged incident at a suburban Baltimore bar, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.
The report said Smith was trying to help an intoxicated woman in the bathroom who had become nauseated. After medical personnel arrived, police allege Smith was asked to step aside repeatedly but refused, saying he was helping the woman. The police said Smith became argumentative after stepping into a hallway, but cooperated with officers after being arrested. The woman was taken to a hospital, according to police.
Smith was released from custody after being issued a citation for failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer. A court date was to be scheduled.
Smith is the fifth Raven to be arrested this offseason, joining offensive lineman Jah Reid (misdemeanor batter, accepted into pretrial diversion program), running back Ray Rice (felony aggravated assault, pretrial diversion program), running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (misdemeanor destruction of property, drunk and disorderly, July 31 court date), and Deonte Thompson (felony possession of marijuana, charges dropped).
Smith, a first-round pick in 2011, is coming off his best season with 58 tackles, two interceptions, and a career-high 15 pass deflections. The Ravens have already exercised his fifth-year option through the 2015 season, and are hoping to sign him to a long-term deal.
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