Falcons fullback Keith Smith is currently dealing with a legal issue and has been arrested in Atlanta today, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The arrest is linked to a previous driving incident and appears to be the result of a miscommunication.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Smith had previously received a speeding ticket earlier this year. Smith informed the team of the infraction and paid the ticket, believing that to be the end of things.
Smith’s agent, AJ Vaynerchuk, claims that there was a miscommunication with the resolution of the ticket, and though they both thought the situation had been dealt with, Smith’s driver license had been unknowingly suspended. When Smith was pulled over today for an expired registration, the officer saw that his license had been suspended, resulting in Smith’s arrest.
The situation seems to be fairly straightforward. Whether it’s determined that Smith was, in fact, in the dark or that he knowingly drove with a suspended license, his NFL status will likely only be affected by his legal status.
4 comments on “Falcons FB Keith Smith Arrested”
Perhaps the Eagles would be interested in another “speeder” to complement Jalen Carter.
You feel better now?
Eagles? Why did your tasteless joke not cite Ruggs and the Raiders?
Could be nothing, could be something. The DMV screws up all the time, or the court may not have entered the ticket as paid, or maybe Smith thought he paid it and didn’t. In any case, this is a pretty minor arrest in the grand scheme of things. Luckily it’s just a DuS and not something worse, so it shouldn’t be difficult to resolve. Sucks that Smith had to spend the night in jail, especially if it wasn’t his fault, but hopefully this should be easy to resolve.
The question that’s more relevant for him is, if it’s found that it is not his mistake, does this arrest get expunged or does it remain on his record for any future DuS arrests?