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Retired NFL Superstar

Busted for Drugs

4/22/2009 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former Jacksonville Jaguar superstar Jimmy Smith was arrested at a Jacksonville gas station this afternoon for possession of narcotics.


State troopers pulled over the 40-year-old for an unknown reason. Smith pulled into the gas station, where he was arrested. At some point during the incident, we're told Smith asked the officers if he could use the restroom. Officers obliged and escorted him into the gas station bathroom -- as you can see in the photo on the left. 

Smith has a long history of substance abuse -- he was arrested for DUI back in August 2008 and was suspended by the NFL in 2003 for violating the substance abuse policy.

Smith made five straight Pro Bowls playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He finished his career seventh in NFL history with 862 catches and 11th in league history with 12,287 yards.

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1.

Michael Madsen    

It was for my lumbago...

1975 days ago
2.

MichaelLookedAwesome!    

Poor guy............he has problems. He needs to learn to cope better.

1975 days ago
3.

gog    

WoW, What a surprize ! Another AA sports figure in trouble.

1975 days ago
4.

FiBiker    

TYPICAL NFL THUG....DRUGS, VIOLENCE, MAYHEM...

LOCK THEM UP AFTER THEY RETIRE...YOU KNOW WHAT COMING..

1974 days ago
5.

Barred Celebs    

Thats not good :(

It's also not very suprising, too many athletes seem to be going down these routes more and more....

1974 days ago
6.

faaw-q attitude    

biggest druggies around

1974 days ago
7.

Hyphy Wifey    

lmao - I WONDER whut he went to the bathroom for... lmao dumbass police let him flush it all away

1974 days ago
8.

billyboyhere    

There are such unfortunates

A familiar saying to all those in AA or NA trying to recover---the saying is meant for those who just wont, cant or will never "get it"...he might be one of those unfortunates. About all you can do for these types is Pray, and stay away from them.

1974 days ago
9.

Correction    


He's got problems, I'm sorry to see that he is having trouble handling them. For those who call him "typical NFL thug" and so on, you don't know anything about the situation.

During his active years in Jacksonville, he was a total gentlemen, respected as one of the mature players with lots of leadership skills. Toward the end, for whatever reason, he started down a bad pathway. But to people in Jacksonville who knew him in his glory years (not so long ago I might add) he's just a great guy, a family man who has been grappling with substance abuse issues.

He's no thug.

1974 days ago
10.

RACHEL    

This is gettn outta hand now to many plp gettn bustd ovr non sense dude.. evryone jus need to breathe & chill out!

1974 days ago
11.

kenny    

I am saddened to see this happen to one of my all time favorite players. His jersey is the only one I own. He was one of the greatest players in Jaguar history, But he has struggled since retiring from the NFL. Jimmy, Please check yourself into rehab and beat this like you beat so many corners who tried to cover you in your playing days. I will still proudly wear your # 82 jersey, You are in my prayers.

1974 days ago
12.

Kenneth    

Every single day.

1974 days ago
13.

Pa8riot    

Anyone ever notice that is always these superstars that get in trouble with drugs and rarely do you see an offensive lineman in touble.

1974 days ago
14.

mike    

The good Lord blessed these sports figures and entertainers with talent. But the dear Lord forgot to install common sense in these idiots. These people think is so cute to have their name in the paper for stupidity. They should be fired and barred from the entertainment and sports industry. Let them be cast out into the real world and look for a real job. Perhaps these people would sober up and fly right. They are MORONS.

1974 days ago
15.

Max61    

.............People,.........What did your prayers do before the mess?..............What will your prayers do after the mess?..................Think about it..............If you bestowe money, fame, and fortune on the sports figure for doing great things on the field............What should you bestowe on them when they break the laws of society?..........More fame and fortune?...........Of course not..........Can you rehabilitate a criminal?............probably not..............There is something missing in that individual...........All the people in society are not ok............Some are different no matter how much you might want them to be just like you............Or, you just like them?...................It is not missing in you, is it?......You conduct your life in an appropriate manner.............And you get the rewards, of what ever your particular job is................Break the law and no more rewards...............Seems simple enough................

1972 days ago

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