The Baltimore Ravens can't seem to stay out of trouble. For whatever reason, they've had a troubling amount of players arrested this offseason for various incidents.
Now, starting cornerback Jimmy Smith has become the latest Raven to get in trouble with the law. He was reportedly arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct Saturday night after an alleged incident at The Greene Turtle in Towson.
Police said Smith, 25, was cited for failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.
Officers went to The Greene Turtle on York Road after they were informed there was an unconscious woman in a bathroom at the Towson restaurant and bar, according to police.
Upon their arrival, police said they saw Smith in the bathroom with the woman. The woman was intoxicated, according to police. Police said the NFL player was assisting her when she became nauseated.
Police said that after medics arrived, officers repeatedly asked Smith to step aside and he allegedly 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. After Smith was arrested, Baltimore County police said, he was cooperative with officers.
Smith was released from custody at about 11:15 p.m. after being issued a citation; a court date is pending. The woman was transported to a local hospital, according to police.
The fact that Smith was found with an unconscious woman is very troubling. This comes after running back Ray Rice was arrested this offseason after he knocked his then-fiance unconscious at an Atlantic City Casino. That was by physical force though, whereas it sounds like Smith was involved with an intoxicated woman.
Still, this is a bad situation Smith has put himself in, and it's another black eye for the Ravens organization, who has now had five players arrested this offseason.
Smith is entering his fourth NFL season after notching 58 tackles, two interceptions and a career-high 15 pass deflections in 2013. Since coming out of Colorado in 2011, Smith has 112 career tackles, 26 pass deflections and four interceptions in three NFL seasons.
The Ravens will start Smith and Lardarius Webb as their top-2 cornerbacks with Asa Jackson and Chykie Brown being the primary backups behind them. Webb and Smith are two solid starters, but there's not much behind them.
Smith may avoid being suspended for this incident, as it's his first offense, and the Ravens can;t afford to lose him for a prolonged amount of time.