Ravens CB Jimmy Smith suspended four games for conduct violation
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Smith was involved in a custody battle with the mother of his child, which led to some nasty allegations. She accused him of a “history of substance abuse” and getting “physically violent” towards her. Smith denied the allegations and has not been charged based on them. But the Ravens say they found evidence of “threatening and emotionally abusive behaviors” by Smith towards the woman.
Here is the full statement from the Ravens on Jimmy Smith and the work they put into researching the matter. He will be allowed to return to the team after his suspension. pic.twitter.com/xVJ5TZgGKb
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 21, 2018
Smith is recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon suffered in December. He was suspended four games last year for a PED violation and will now be suspended four games this year.
The 30-year-old has been one of the better cornerbacks in the league since being drafted in 2011. He entered the league with some off-field problems, including citations for assault and underage drinking. He was charged in 2014 for failure to obey a police officer, but that was dropped.