Troy Smith arrested for drunk driving, marijuana possession

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Former Ravens and 49ers quarterback Troy Smith was arrested for drunken driving and marijuana possession in Ohio early this morning.

Smith, who won the Heisman Trophy at Ohio State, was arrested outside Columbus after he was pulled over at 2:38 a.m. today.

Although police say Smith claimed he was not drinking, his blood alcohol content was measured at .143, well over the legal limit of .08. Police also found two marijuana cigarettes in his car, according to the police report.

The Ravens selected Smith in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL draft. He started two games as a rookie but didn’t start for the Ravens again after that. In 2010 he started six games for the 49ers. Since then he has bounced around pro football in the Canadian Football League and United Football League and briefly spent time on the Steelers’ offseason roster, but he hasn’t been on an NFL regular-season roster since 2010.

43 responses to “Troy Smith arrested for drunk driving, marijuana possession

  1. So did abby wambach…….. my state of ohio really needs to get away from the whole “front license” plate thing. Its a ridiculous thing in order to bring in revenue or to try and ruin somebody. .. sam deboise lost his life over it…….

  2. Smith’s biggest sin as a player was pigging out and not taking his national championship game vs florida seriously

    He put on a ton of weight and had a poor game. Not so quick running around anymore.

    this is pretty much up there though fortunately not one got hurt. But as someone else mentioned–anywhere in ohio he should still be able to yell “I’m troy smith and I need a ride home” and 20 people will jump to do it.

    maybe maurice clarett can set him straight.

  3. It’s got to be because all the concussions he got playing for Ohio State for free…

  4. Ohio State produces the most trash in college sports – when their debris reach the professional level, they are worthless and end up just like this clown.

  5. Looks like he will be crawling to Clevelamd after all. And everywhere else.

  6. Driving drunk is messed up but why are we still arresting people for possessing a plant that makes them happy.. Such a joke

  7. Just sitting here trying to think of any player from ‘The’ Ohio State University that actually ended up being a great NFL player in the last 10 years

  8. “mcjon22
    Apr 3, 2016, 5:45 PM EDT
    Just sitting here trying to think of any player from ‘The’ Ohio State University that actually ended up being a great NFL player in the last 10 years”
    _________

    That guy Cam Heyward is pretty okay…

  9. “mcjon22
    Apr 3, 2016, 5:45 PM EDT
    Just sitting here trying to think of any player from ‘The’ Ohio State University that actually ended up being a great NFL player in the last 10 years”
    ___________

    Hasnt dont much since, but SB 43 MVP Santonio Holmes went there too

  10. Guess he will be just like Martavis Bryant and cancel his public signing this weekend in Chantilly Va… Glad I skipped out on his autograph!

  11. Before the CFL called he was retired and working on his MBA. I think after that was over he went back and got a job under AD Smith, but I could be wrong.

  12. mcjon22 says:
    Apr 3, 2016 5:45 PM
    Just sitting here trying to think of any player from ‘The’ Ohio State University that actually ended up being a great NFL player in the last 10 years
    ————————

    No stars but a couple solid players and few over-achievers (ie Hartline). They’ve had some UDFAs stick around and some even retire on their own terms. Anthony Gonzalez got hurt and got a Stanford MBA. A couple late round non-prospects have carved out roles and signed multiple contracts as complementary players . Then you’ve got guys who didn’t even play in college- Ebner- sticking on high-end teams for multiple years.

    It’s the stars and “NFL ready” OSU guys that don’t work out. At least guys like Hawk and Laurinaitis, while overrated and never living up to hype, played many years in the NFL.

    No one expected Troy Smith to play much in the NFL. Keep in mind this was several years before Russell Wilson (who no one was that high on at the time), and <6' QB was pretty much considered undraftable. A lot of these guys weren't really prospects. If they did enough to earn an NFL pension they overachieved.

    Actually, here you go: Nick Mangold. drafted 1o years ago. 7x Pro-Bowler, multiple All-Pro, started 156/156 games.

  13. ctiggs says:
    Apr 3, 2016 3:07 PM
    So did abby wambach…….. my state of ohio really needs to get away from the whole “front license” plate thing. Its a ridiculous thing in order to bring in revenue or to try and ruin somebody.
    —————————-

    Pretty standard in many states. I grew up in MD and it never really crossed my mind to not have a front license plate. Later I would see cars from DE with rainbow flags instead of license plates, and THAT seemed out of the norm.

    The thing I don’t like about Ohio is yearly registration, but I’m not bothered by being expected to actually use my plates.

  14. In a side note Troy Smith has been working as a paid spokesman for a company called “life support”. You can see him at lifesupport. Com. Its a “hangover remedy” you drink after a long night out, no joke. Per the website:

    Life Support is a functional beverage created to provide healthy hangover relief. Its active ingredient, Hovenia Dulcis, and other all-natural vitamins and minerals metabolize alcohol and help aid the body in recovering from the effects of alcohol consumption. The company is privately held by Krueger and other investors including former Ohio State and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker A.J. Hawk.

  15. I don’t mind the drunk driving, even though he put others at risk.

    But MARIJUANA?!?!?!?! Throw him in jail and throw away the key! He shouldn’t play another snap! He was fine driving around drunk (you know, 2 game suspenion). But marijuana possession?!?!?! Won’t someone think of the children!

  16. I remember when this guy was gong to be the future of the NFL.

    He is a moron for drinking and driving. It is dangerous and he is lucky he didn’t get down the road and kill someone. Not to mention, everyone has to know by now there aren’t many people on the road at 2:30 în the morning, so cops can easily pick out drunk drivers. And then to have weed not stashed someplace? C’mon. Put the weed in your trunk or leave it home. Stupid people.

  17. Maybe he was travelling with Amy Wombach, although I seriously doubt it!!! She is what she is, and both are completely stupid to do it. Why drive both of you like that???? What is you kill someone???

  18. mcjon22 says:
    Apr 3, 2016 5:45 PM
    Just sitting here trying to think of any player from ‘The’ Ohio State University that actually ended up being a great NFL player in the last 10 years

    The last great player I can think of to come out of blowhio state is Eddie George. He was a fantastic rb

  19. “mcjon22 says:
    Apr 3, 2016 5:45 PM

    Just sitting here trying to think of any player from ‘The’ Ohio State University that actually ended up being a great NFL player in the last 10 years”

    There aren’t many great players in the NFL period in a period of ten years. The great ones are the exception, not the rule, out of the 1500 or so players in the league at one time.

  20. Wow, this is an epidemic. Can’t these guys wait to get home and smoke out. Are these guys firing up in their car like Spicoli or Smokey? It is not hard to smell bud in someone’s car if you do not smoke cause it doesn’t air out ever. Even if you don’t smoke and get into someone’s car I always smell weed. Hello athletes stop smoking in your car to give the officer and automatic search off the car because they smell bud when they pull you over. Or maybe hide the weed somewhere other then your glove compartment or pockets when they do search the car. Or are you so high that it is the last thing you think of? Potheads kill me. Weed is very pungent and remains in the fibers if your clothes even when you wash them. Smoke is a gas and lingers and then liquefies with moisture like humidity or rain. So if you are toking up on a rainy day or in the south were humidity is high make a better call to change your clothes or bring a change or better yet don’t smoke bud ever or in your car ever. There is you’d PSA for the day.

  21. What another In Ozzy We Trust idiot. Driving drunk? Possessing an illegal substance? At 31 you should know better, and if you don’t by then you never will. He’s done, he’ll squander what small amount he may have left on booze and weed and end up in skid row. Total loser, just like all Ratbirds.
    LOL!!!

  22. “but he hasn’t been on an NFL regular-season roster since 2010.”
    So this is football news why??

  23. John Harbaugh Is A Sad, Whiney Middle Aged Woman says:
    Apr 4, 2016 7:16 AM
    What another In Ozzy We Trust idiot. Driving drunk? Possessing an illegal substance? At 31 you should know better, and if you don’t by then you never will. He’s done, he’ll squander what small amount he may have left on booze and weed and end up in skid row. Total loser, just like all Ratbirds.
    LOL!!!
    _________________________________________
    I think you should sue the school district where you grew up as your reading comprehension is 0.0 (Use your best Dean Wormer voice when saying 0.0). Out of the league since 2010 and you want to throw an Ozzy reference? Can’t decide if you’re a Steeler, Bengal or Browneye troll.

  24. Which will be higher – Smith’s bac level when arrested or the 2016 completion % on the Flacco-Wallace connection?

  25. “I graduated from Ohio State, I got a degree in bachelors.” The audio on this is priceless and it’s out there. He goes with the name drop hoping since he’s in Ohio, they will let him walk.

  26. crownofthehelmet says:
    Apr 4, 2016 11:31 AM

    Which will be higher – Smith’s bac level when arrested or the 2016 completion % on the Flacco-Wallace connection?

    ~~~

    That was actually funny. Nice one. He and Bryant can watch Ravens/Steelers games together from the rehab clinic.

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