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Ex-Jags star Jimmy Smith in prison until 2018

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08:24 PM ET 05.13 | While the Jacksonville Jaguars attempt to get a current receiver on the right path, a former receiver is standing as an example of what not to do after you've moved away from football. Former Jaguars wide receiver and star in the late '90s Jimmy Smith is currently serving the second month of a six-month prison sentence for gun and drug charges. Smith is locked up in Mississippi after losing on two different cases that got him a combined six years in the big house. Smith was sentenced to four years in prison on a cocaine possession charge and an additional two years were tacked on for a gun charge, totaling over half a decade worth of prison time for the five time Pro Bowler. His story is no longer inspirational, rather it's a garden variety cautionary tale of why you shouldn't stray from the proper path in life especially if you're a high paid, high profile athlete.

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May 14, 2013  06:26 AM ET

Aw man, this is disappointing. Smith always seemed like a stand up guy in the NFL.

On a positive note, he must have paid out of the ying yang to only get 6 years down there. Most hardened drug dealers can sleep that long.

May 14, 2013  07:54 AM ET

As he was drafted by the Cowboys in '92... I guess this can be blamed on Jerry.

May 14, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Right now, Titus Young is saying, "Wow, I wanna be like Jimmy Smith."

May 14, 2013  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

As he was drafted by the Cowboys in '92... I guess this can be blamed on Jerry.

Allen Americans... What exactly is the symbol on your Avatar? Feel like I have seen it, but can't remember.

May 14, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Never mind AA- now I remember! Hockey league in Texas. I remember seeing it when I was visiting my cousin in Denton/McKinney

May 14, 2013  08:58 AM ET

"His story is no longer inspirational ..."

It's inspirational for players who WANT to go to jail.

May 14, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Never mind AA- now I remember! Hockey league in Texas. I remember seeing it when I was visiting my cousin in Denton/McKinney

Memory banks always shake out sooner or later...

May 14, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Too much idle time for these players after the Nfl. its sad they should prepare better for that, football doesnt last forever!

May 14, 2013  09:54 AM ET

They never learn, do they? Dumb arse!

May 14, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Ya he probably will be to old to play when he gets out. Ya think?

May 14, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Aw man, this is disappointing. Smith always seemed like a stand up guy in the NFL.On a positive note, he must have paid out of the ying yang to only get 6 years down there. Most hardened drug dealers can sleep that long.

Cocaine is a hellava drug!

May 14, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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Cocaine is a hellava drug!

Just looked up Jimmy's inmate picture on MDOC.com.... He's a shadow of himself. Dude looks 55 years old.

May 14, 2013  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Cocaine is a hellava drug!

9 out of 10 federal inmates would agree with you on that.

 
May 14, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

9 out of 10 federal inmates would agree with you on that.

Thanks to the "War on drugs"...

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