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Former Jaguar Jimmy Smith Pleads "Not Guilty"

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith watches the action versus Denver in Jacksonville, Florida, Oct. 2, 2005.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Patsy RiveraCorrespondent IMay 28, 2009

Former wide receiver Jimmy Smith has plead not guilty to various charges including possession of cocaine and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. Charges for possessing or selling a controlled substance were dropped against Smith.

The arraignment held at the Duval County Courthouse was not attended by Smith. Instead his attorney represented him. Smith was pulled over by the Florida Highway Patrol in April for excessively dark window tint. It was at that time, the Highway Patrol Officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. It was during a search that the drug related items were found. In 2003, Smith had been placed on suspension for drug use and admitted then that he had a drug problem. However on June 17th when Smith has his hearing, will the Judge feel Smiths 2003 rehab stint worked? Right now the jury is still out on that verdict. Smith played for the Jaguars from 1995 to 2005 and retired in 2006. He was also a five time Pro Bowl selection.

With all that talent, it would be a shame to see it go up in smoke (no punt intended).

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