Andre Smith Tweets That January Arrest Has Been Resolved

Andre Smith had more just a contractual concern during the offseason. A January arrest for bringing a gun into an Atlanta airport hovered over him.

Days after the Cincinnati Bengals were eliminated from the 2012 NFL playoffs, Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith was arrested for allegedly bringing a handgun to an Atlanta airport. A source told the Cincinnati Enquirer that day that Smith didn't have knowledge of a weapon being in his belongings, somewhat confident that this would be resolved in time. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis later brushed off the incident with a muttering of "dumb situation".

"He's a smart guy that got involved in a dumb situation that caused him an embarrassment for a moment."

That's all it was. Because according to Andre Smith, the situation has been resolved.

It was believed that the arrest could impact his free agency status, but ultimately it became a non-factor as teams expressed more worry about Smith's response to a significant contract, wondering if the questionable work ethic concerns would return from 2009 and 2010.

Smith is currently an unrestricted free agent, unhappy about Cincinnati's offer that's on the table but facing the reality that no one else is interested. Lewis told reporters on Friday that he'd like to get Smith signed before the 2013 NFL draft next Thursday.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker