We learned not so long ago that former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith was sent to prison in Mississippi on a six-year weapons and drug sentence. Smith quickly has been let out of jail on house arrest.
|Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith is out of prison, a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections told The Florida Times-Union (Mississippi Department of Corrections)|
A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections told The Florida Times-Union on Tuesday that Smith will have to wear an ankle bracelet but can go to work, school and church. Otherwise, he will be forced to stay at home.
Smith, 44, struggled with substance-abuse issues throughout his NFL career. He's arguably the greatest player in franchise history, with Fred Taylor, Tony Boselli and perhaps Maurice Jones-Drew (eventually) also being in the discussion.
Smith originally was scheduled to be released in November 2018.Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter @greggrosenthal.