Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith unlikely to be disciplined by NFL

Tuesday July 15th, 2014

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith is unlikely to be disciplined for a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after an incident at a bar on Saturday night, the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports.

Smith was arrested after he refused to leave the scene when police arrived to a Towson, Maryland bar. According to police, Smith was trying to help an intoxicated woman and did not cooperate when officers told him to leave the area.

Wilson cites the history of players being charged with misdemeanors making it unlikely Smith will be fined or suspended:

Such charges aren't typically regarded as serious enough legal matters for players to be punished by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell through the league's personal-conduct policy.
But all arrests are generally reviewed by the league, and Smith -- as required by the NFL -- has already been in contact with Ravens team officials about the legal matter.

Smith is the fifth Ravens player to be arrested this offseason, after running back Ray Rice, offensive lineman Jah Reid, wide receiver Deonte Thompson and rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro.

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