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    Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer



    No, not OUR Jimmy Smith!

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/05/13/ji...2_a9&eref=sihp

    Remember when this guy was a serious thorn in the Ravens side.. Guess he couldn't handle regular life after a stellar NFL career.




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    Wow. What a shame.

    He was one of the best in the league during the late 90's through the mid 2000's.

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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    Wow indeed. From top of the league to in jail. Another sad story of life as an NFL player.
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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    Wow indeed. From top of the league to in jail. Another sad story of life as an NFL player.
    One of many from that original Jags team to crash and burn after retirement. Brunell is bankrupt and owes millions to creditors and the only job he could get is a HS coaching job near Jacksonville and occasionally fronting for a local Ford dealership.




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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    Unbelievable. Hope he gets things straight when he gets out.
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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    These guys are so blessed and some of them just can't live life as a "regular" person. What a shame.




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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    I remember that one game when he put up 295 yards against us.




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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    After seeing story after story about these NFL players after they retire, you almost hope your kid/nephew never becomes an NFL player. Too bad these players can't get accustomed to the real world after being a superstar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PainServer52 View Post
    I remember that one game when he put up 295 yards against us.
    I think i was at that game because I sure remember Brunell to Smith for some big plays. Sad to hear about Smith now...
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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Bru View Post
    After seeing story after story about these NFL players after they retire, you almost hope your kid/nephew never becomes an NFL player. Too bad these players can't get accustomed to the real world after being a superstar.
    Smith had drug problems long before retirement. If anything it was the NFL that kept this from happening to him a lot earlier in life.
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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    Very sad. He was a heck of a player and very tough. Hopefully he sorts himself out somehow.




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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    Quote Originally Posted by HKusp View Post
    These guys are so blessed and some of them just can't live life as a "regular" person. What a shame.
    While most of us think having a lot of money is a blessing, if you have an addiction or other issue(s) it can be a real curse.




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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    Bummer.

    I think I'll remember him and Brunnell as the main antagonists in the Greatest Ravens Game Ever Played Sept 10, 2000 in Baltimore. That was the day Baltimore Fandom was reborn and PSI Net Stadium reclaimed Baltimore's birthright as the Worlds Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum.

    Jimmy Smith caught 15 passes for 291 yards including 3 TD's over 40 yards a peice. His last circus catch put the hated Jags up 36-32 with 1:55 remaining. It looked like we would once again get cheated out of our first ever win over Jacksonville.

    Then Shannon Sharpe caught the winning TD pass from Tony Banks with 48 ticks left on the clock and all hell broke loose. Eye witnesses swear to this day that the upper deck actually shook as the Fans celebrated ecstatically. People were screaming and honking horns on every highway in every direction a full hour after the final whistle. It was the hallmark game of our young franchise.


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    It is a shame great players like this find a way to get themselves in trouble more often then could be wished. He'll be 50 when he gets out. I hope he will be successfull with a fresh start after he pays his debt to society.
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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    I just read that Chuck Muncie passed away. Muncie was another great player with drug addiction issues. The NFL wasn't able to catch Lawrence Taylor but went heavily after any player who they did catch. Muncie was suspended for an entire season and never really did get his career back after that. It's tough to watch these great players throw it all away.
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    Re: Jimmy Smith gets 6 years in the slammer

    Yea he always seemed to beast against us especially in our early years. Looking back those Jax teams were loaded and I can't believe they didn't even at least make it to a SB. Can't believe the dude is 44 already. I hope he gets his life back together but that being said it's hard to feel but so much sympathy for these guys. They almost literally get the world at their feet and piss it away on some BS.




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