Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested on Saturday and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with an incident with police at The Greene Turtle in Towson. He’s the fifth Raven to be arrested this offseason.
According to the Baltimore Sun, officers said Smith became argumentative when they asked him to leave the women’s restroom, where he was helping an intoxicated woman. As a result Smith was handcuffed and arrested. After which, according to the police, he became cooperative and was released with a citation.
In the police account, Smith’s actions don’t seem terribly egregious (though they don’t make a lot of sense, either). But in the context of an arrest-heavy offseason, it’s the last thing the Ravens need.
The Ravens are easily leading the NFL in offseason arrests this year. And with five, they’ve garnered more arrests in the past several months than they’ve seen in the previous six years.
In case you missed it, here are the other four:
+ Ray Rice, running back — felony aggravated assault
+ Deonte Thompson, wide receiver — felony possession of marijuana (later dismissed)
+ Jah Reid, offensive lineman — misdemeanor battery
+ Lorenzo Taliaferro, offensive lineman — misdemeanor destruction of property and drunk and disorderly conduct
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