The Baltimore Ravens look like they’re going to be champions.
No, not champions of the NFL. We are talking about the title for most offseason arrests.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith became the fifth Raven arrested this offseason after being charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct late last night in Towson, a suburb of Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun has the story, and it does not paint a flattering picture of Smith:
Officers went to The Greene Turtle on York Road after the general manager reported that there was an unconscious woman in a bathroom at the Towson restaurant and bar.
When they arrived, police said they saw Smith in the bathroom with the woman who was intoxicated. Police said that the NFL player was assisting her when she vomited while leaning over a sink.
Smith told police that he and the woman had done a photo shoot together earlier in the evening. Officers later found what they suspected was a small bag of cocaine in the woman's purse, according to the police report. The woman has not been charged.
Police said that after medics arrived, officers repeatedly asked Smith to step aside and he refused to comply and said several times that he was helping the woman. Police said Smith became argumentative when they asked him to step into the hallway.
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 was then placed in handcuffs. While at the Towson precinct, according to the police report, Smith told the officer: "The only reason you arrested me is so you could get on the news."
Smith joins Jah Reid, Deonte Thompson, Lorenzo Taliaferro, and most notably Ray Rice as Ravens to be arrested this offseason. It’s a Bengals-esque performance from Baltimore in terms of arrest volume, and you can bet coach John Harbaugh will be none too pleased about this latest misstep by one of his players.
If this mug shot is any indication, though, Smith doesn’t really seem to care:
[via The Big Lead]