The Ravens got their fifth player arrest of the off-season at a very Maryland location: a Greene Turtle sports bar. Cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct on Saturday night for refusing to get out of the way of a police officer trying to attend to an unconscious woman in the bathroom. Blocking someone from getting to an unconscious woman in a bathroom? This guy really is used to defending Ben Roethlisberger.
Upon their arrival, police said, they saw Smith in the bathroom with the woman. The woman was intoxicated, according to police. Police said that the NFL player was assisting her when she vomited while leaning over a sink.
Smith told police that he and the woman had done a photo shoot together earlier in the evening, according to a police report.
Police said that after medics arrived, officers repeatedly asked Smith to step aside and he allegedly refused to comply and said several times that he was helping the woman. Police said Smith became argumentative when they asked him to step into the hallway.
According to the police report, Smith was told that because he wasn’t related to the woman and wasn’t helping her that he needed to leave so that medical personnel could attend to her and Smith replied: “I am helping her.”
According to the police report, Smith was asked three times by an officer to leave the restroom before being ushered out to the hallway. Smith allegedly cursed at the arresting officer and asked him “What the [expletive] are you gonna do?” When told again to leave, Smith replied: [Expletive] you. What the [expletive] are you gonna do?”
Smith was then placed in handcuffs. While at the Towson precinct, according to the police report, Smith told the officer: “The only reason you arrested me is so you could get on the news.”
According to the police report, the officer informed Smith that he wasn’t aware of who he was and that wouldn’t have made a difference in the outcome of the incident.
Smith then said, according to the report, “You will see this [Sunday] on ESPN.”
Lo and behold, Smith was right. He must have been very pleased with his prediction, as that’s one of the happier mug shots I’ve seen.
Anyway, a photo shoot with cocaine followed by a visit to the Greene Turtle? Jimmy Smith sure knows how to party.