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Ravens CB Jimmy Smith robbed at gunpoint

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith and his family endured a frightening situation this week.

The veteran defensive back and his family were robbed at gunpoint at their hotel. The robbers followed Smith’s family from Los Angeles International Airport to the hotel where the Smiths were staying. Jeff Zrebiec says Smith and his family were not hurt in the robbery.

The Ravens said “we are aware of the situation involving Jimmy Smith. We have spoken with Jimmy and he and his family are safe.”

Smith, 32, is from Colton, Calif., which is a city in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles. He has played for the Ravens since being drafted by the team in the first round in 2011.

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Jimmy Smith returns to Ravens on 1-year deal for $6 million

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The Baltimore Ravens defense continues to look strong.

The Ravens on Monday re-signed cornerback Jimmy Smith to a 1-year, $6 million deal, his agent said.

Smith, 31, only played in nine games last season because of a knee injury. He had 30 tackles, a sack and an interception. The 2011 first-round pick has 14 career interceptions and made $9.5 million last season, so this represents a pay cut by about a third.

Smith is a No. 1 cornerback, so keeping him was key. Baltimore let go of Brandon Carr but has Smith, Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey. They have also added Michael Brockers and Calais Campbell this offseason to their defensive line.

Baltimore had the No. 1 offense in points and No. 3 defense in points last season and is looking to solidify those marks.

Jimmy Smith calls out Ravens fans for booing Lamar Jackson

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was none too pleased with Ravens fans who booed the team during their playoff loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

With nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, Baltimore trailed Los Angeles 23-3. It was around that time the Ravens started to hear boos from those at M&T Bank Stadium. The final score ended up being 23-17 after Baltimore staged a late rally that came up just short.

At one point, boos were directed at rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and a chant for Joe Flacco broke out. Following the game, Smith called the fans who booed Jackson.

Jackson finished the game with 194 passing yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He completed just 14-of-29 passes while adding 54 yards rushing. Though he struggled for much of the playoff game, Smith thinks the fans need to remember what Jackson did to help get the team to the postseason.

The start of the fourth quarter — if not earlier — presented what many felt was a time for John Harbaugh to make the switch from Jackson to Flacco. The fact that he didn’t shows how committed he and Ravens apparently are to Jackson. While it was a disappointing game for Ravens fans to digest, the future looks bright with Jackson going 6-1 as a starter during the regular season.

Eric Weddle defends Ravens teammate Jimmy Smith over suspension

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The Baltimore Ravens announced earlier this week that Jimmy Smith has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, and at least one of the veteran cornerback’s teammates feels the punishment was too harsh.

Smith’s suspension stems from the mother of his child accusing him of a “history of substance abuse” and being “physically violent” toward her. Smith denied the allegations and was never charged, but the Ravens said they found evidence of “threatening and emotionally abusive behaviors” by Smith toward the woman. Fellow defensive back Eric Weddle does not think that is enough to warrant a four-game ban.

“It’s hard to fathom arguing with your [significant other], never touching her and that gets you a suspension like this when guys are getting DUIs or physically abusing other people, and they never get near this [penalty],” Weddle said, via Childs Walker of the Baltimore Sun. “I know details of it that I can’t get into, so I just feel bad for him.”

Weddle seemed to imply that Smith told him a different side of the story and he believes his teammate, though he added that Smith can’t defend himself because “it’ll be a lot worse in the grand scheme of things.”

“It was never a physical confrontation. So obviously, there are some issues of he said and she said, things that he may want [to take] back,” Weddle added. “But it’s done now. Jimmy’s an up-front guy.”

Smith was suspended last season for a different issue, but Weddle spoke highly of his character. While the exact details of the situation are not known, the Ravens and the NFL obviously felt what Smith did was bad enough to justify the 30-year-old missing a quarter of the 2018 season.

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith suspended four games for conduct violation

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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.

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.

Jimmy Smith reportedly suspended four games for PED use, will serve while injured

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith will miss the remainder of the season after he suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday’s win over the Detroit Lions. As it turns out, he may have had to sit out the final four games of the regular season regardless.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Smith has been suspended four games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Since he can serve the suspension while injured, he is dropping his appeal.

Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun adds that the Ravens were made aware of Smith’s suspension last week, and the 29-year-old probably would have been suspended for the final four games of the season had he lost his appeal.

Even if there was a good chance Smith would miss the last four games, the Ravens have been playing great football lately and are suddenly in a prime position to reach the postseason. Their defense has played at an elite level, so it’s an unfortunate time to lose a starting player.

Smith was at least the second player last week who was informed he had been suspended for PED use. It will be interesting to see if he takes full responsibility like the first did.

Jimmy Smith out for season with torn Achilles

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The Baltimore Ravens got a convincing win on Sunday, but they lost a huge part of their defense in the process.

Head coach John Harbaugh confirmed after the Ravens’ win over the Detroit Lions that cornerback Jimmy Smith is out for the rest of the season after tearing his Achilles.

Smith has been suffering from an Achilles issue all season, and the injury seemed serious immediately. It’s a definite blow to a team that remains in the playoff race — and does so largely on the strength of their excellent defense.

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith out for game with Achilles injury

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Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was helped off the field on Sunday after aggravating his Achilles’ tendon injury.

Smith has been dealing with an Achilles injury all season, much like Richard Sherman was in Seattle. He was trying to play through it but got hurt against the Detroit Lions. He tried to walk it off on his own but needed to be helped off the field by the training staff.

It didn’t take long for the Ravens to rule him out for the game, which is not a good sign about his health.

Marlon Humphrey entered the game for Smith.

Jimmy Smith has happy mugshot after arrest for helping cocaine overdoser

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Does this look like the face of a man arrested for doing something wrong?

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly disturbing the peace while assisting a woman who overdosed on cocaine at a Towson bar.

Police were called to The Greene Turtle after a woman was found unconscious in the bathroom. Smith was in the bathroom trying to assist her and told police he had done a photoshoot with the woman earlier in the evening. A small bag of cocaine allegedly was found in the woman’s purse.

Smith was trying to help the woman and allegedly would not follow officers’ orders when asked to move aside.

Details via The Baltimore Sun:

According to the police report, Smith was told that because he wasn’t related to the woman and wasn’t helping her that he needed to leave so that medical personnel could attend to her and Smith replied: “I am helping her.”

According to the police report, Smith was asked three times by an officer to leave the restroom before being ushered out to the hallway. Smith allegedly cursed at the arresting officer and asked him “What the [expletive] are you gonna do?” When told again to leave, Smith replied: [Expletive] you. What the [expletive] are you gonna do?”

Smith is the fifth Ravens player arrested this offseason, though he is by far the happiest. I think you have to let the guy go based solely on that mugshot. Nobody that happy could have possibly done something wrong.

Did Jimmy Smith hold Michael Crabtree on Niners last play in Super Bowl?

Michael-Crabtree-Jimmy-Smith-pass-interferenceThe officiating crew for Super Bowl XLVII used their flags quite sparingly down the stretch, which many believe helped the Baltimore Ravens hold on to beat the San Francisco 49ers. On what turned out to be the Niners’ last drive of the game, Jim Harbaugh felt that the Ravens got away with pass interference on two plays.

The first came on 2nd-and-goal, when Colin Kaepernick rolled to the right and tried to hit Michael Crabtree near the sideline. Baltimore cornerback Corey Graham appeared to jump on Crabtree’s back to break up the play, and it looked as though he may have gotten there early. It was a bang-bang play that could have gone either way and there was no call.

Then on 4th-and-goal, it seemed a bit more obvious that the Ravens got some help from the refs. Baltimore sent several blitzers on the play, forcing Kaepernick to just float a pass toward Crabtree in the back right corner of the end zone. As you can see from the video above, it appeared that Jimmy Smith held him while the ball was in the air.

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