Mikal Smith -- son of ex-NFL head coach Lovie Smith -- was arrested in Arizona this week after officials say he's been pimping, TMZ Sports has learned.
The 43-year-old -- who served as an assistant coach under his father with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Bucs -- was booked on Thursday for a slew of disturbing charges.
Officials tell TMZ Sports ... Smith is facing everything from pandering (another word for pimping) along with receiving earnings from a prostitute and sex trafficking.
He's also facing charges of money laundering and conspiracy.
The details surrounding the case are unclear -- we're working on it.
Mikal was a former college football player at the University of Arizona back in the day before getting into coaching.
He worked as an assistant coach with the Chicago Bears when his father was the head guy over there ... and later followed Lovie to the Tampa Bay Bucs, where he worked with defensive backs.
Mikal also coached at Trinity International University before working at the NFL level.
Attempts to reach Smith for comment have been unsuccessful so far. We'll report back if we hear anything.