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Bruce Smith pleads guilty to DUI

In May 2009, Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith was arrested for DUI.  He was convicted in a low-level court in July, and he appealed the decision.

While awaiting another trial, Smith opted to plead guilty.

After being pulled over on May 14, Smith failed a field sobriety test, and he refused to submit to a breath test.  He will pay a $1,000 fine and enroll in an alcohol safety program.  He also must stay out of trouble for a year.

It was Smith’s third DUI charge since 1997.  The first was dismissed, and the second resulted in an acquittal.

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21 Responses to “Bruce Smith pleads guilty to DUI”
  1. sflajimmy says: Jan 14, 2010 10:17 PM

    I’m sure he’d meet the criteria for an alcoholic…but then again who cares??

  2. DanSnyder says: Jan 14, 2010 10:19 PM


  3. Shake N Bake says: Jan 14, 2010 10:20 PM


  4. fifthorkid says: Jan 14, 2010 10:21 PM

    What’s a Yo DUI?

  5. brownsfn says: Jan 14, 2010 10:21 PM

    That ws their problem during the 4 super bowl losses…TOO MUCH PARTYING BUDDY!!

  6. Mike D says: Jan 14, 2010 10:24 PM

    Transcript of court proceeding
    Judge: How do you plead, Mr Smith?
    Bruce Smith: Guilty, yo

  7. Favre On HGH says: Jan 14, 2010 10:24 PM

    Who cares?

  8. WeaponX says: Jan 14, 2010 10:31 PM

    some people just like to drive after a few… some of us are good at it… Bruce probably is, bout time one stuck on him though. Love getting outta trouble. Don’t sweat it Bruce; think about all the times they didn’t catch us!

  9. pdxbolt4life says: Jan 14, 2010 10:35 PM

    You guys screw this shit up on purpose don’t you?

  10. FumbleNuts says: Jan 14, 2010 10:38 PM

    Yo Yo, another round Florio!

  11. RealPervyHarvin says: Jan 14, 2010 10:41 PM

    I’m smarter…don’t get caught!

  12. WeaponX says: Jan 14, 2010 10:43 PM

    I think Ed Hochuli was Bruce’s lawyer.

  13. leatherneck says: Jan 14, 2010 10:46 PM

    He needs to admit his failure to control this, and then ask for help.

  14. steelerer says: Jan 14, 2010 10:58 PM

    Anybody remember Smith passed out on TNT when he was getting interveiwed?

  15. polishkingski says: Jan 14, 2010 11:17 PM

    agreed leatherneck, and i never agree with you. as an alcoholic myself, its time bruce to admit you do not have any power over booze. its tuff brother….i fight everyday with it myself….being sober for a few years makes it all come into focus. do i miss drinking?….ah, some what….do i enjoy my life sober?….not even close, its sooooooooo much better!

  16. RealPervyHarvin says: Jan 15, 2010 12:34 AM

    leatherneck-You can save the world bro…one athlete at a time! LOL What year did you get help? I know you are in recovery.

  17. kristoff says: Jan 15, 2010 4:56 AM

    dominik hasek wlda got a DWI back in 1998 but the bflo cops drove his ass home and tucked his ass in his bed.hey,but those were the old days,when cops were not jealous of athletes.

  18. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Jan 15, 2010 6:48 AM

    Another athlete with a successful career that can not handle retirement.
    Yo! Another round!

  19. Hap says: Jan 15, 2010 9:23 AM

    I used to see him out at Va Beach and wonder how much he had, if he had a chauffeur (sp?) or how long it would be before Johnny Law caught up with him. I never saw him hammered but I figured eventually it would happen(dui).

  20. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 15, 2010 9:38 AM

    “some people just like to drive after a few… some of us are good at it…”
    Naw, you ain’t a lowbrow, are ya?

  21. No1billsfan says: Jan 15, 2010 1:45 PM

    He should move back to Buffalo, where he is a GOD. Where the cops will let him have sex with their wives and daughters.

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