Former Jags Great WR Smith Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges

Former Jaguars great Jimmy Smith pleaded not guilty today to several charges including possession of cocaine and marijuana. The 40-year-old former WR also pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. A fifth charge, possessing or selling a controlled substance, was dropped.

Smith did not attend the arraignment, instead he was represented in court by his attorney, Hank Coxe, who did not comment on the case after the hearing. Smith was pulled over on April 23rd on I-95 in Jacksonville for excessive window tint on his 2009 Mercedes Benz, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The trooper reported that the inside of the car smelled like burnt marijuana. During a search, the trooper found crack cocaine, marijuana and a business card with powder cocaine residue in the car’s center console.

Smith played 10 seasons for the Jags, and retired in 2006, wrapping up his career with 862 receptions and 12,287 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection. His next court date is set for June 17.

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