This offseason for the Ravens hasn’t been one that they are accustomed to or one to be proud of. According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested late Saturday night and charged with disorderly conduct after an incident with a police officer at a Towson, Maryland area bar.
Police said Smith, 25, was cited for failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer. Ravens team officials are aware of the incident involving Smith.
“We’re gathering information about this,” Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne said.
Smith failed to comply with orders while they were trying to help an unconscious woman in The Greene Turtle’s bathroom. The report alleges that Smith was attempting to assist the woman but became uncooperative with police when they arrived on the scene. Smith allegedly refused to move away from the unnamed woman and allow the medical professionals to assist her, leading to his arrest.
All of a sudden the Baltimore Ravens find themselves in a position where five players have been arrested in one offseason. Is this perhaps due to a lack of leadership? Ever since Ray Lewis left, the team has had a tendency to be a little more dysfunctional.
If indeed Jimmy Smith were to miss some time, this would be a situation that will make the Ravens team staff unhappy. For about ten straight years, the Ravens had very few arrests and now all of a sudden the fifth in five months occurs.
I’m here questioning the Ravens leadership without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, and it would appear someone has to knock some sense into these guys’ heads.