Smith has no previous criminal charges, though Jacksonville Sheriff's Office investigators were seen raiding his home and towing away a vehicle owned by Smith.
Smith, 29, has been accused of having sex with a 17-year-old girl multiple times, per DiRocco, in August and September of 2019.
The Jaguars said in a statement that they are aware of Smith's arrest but "unable to comment further", citing the ongoing investigation. But photos on social media purported to show two law enforcement personnel at Smith's home earlier Wednesday. Officers came to the residence the night before Thanksgiving with a search warrant, the Times-Union noted.
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Smith last played for the Jaguars in Week 17 of the 2018 season, a campaign during which he record a career-high 134 tackles. The Jags placed him on its reserve/retired list in July.
Smith was due to make $9.75 million this season and his contract has tolled, meaning that the remaining three years on the deal (he was scheduled to make $10 million in 2020 and $10.25 million in 2021) are paused and would pick up again if he were somehow able to return to the Jaguars at some point. I appreciate all the support I will & will not get. He had over 100 tackles in all five seasons he played for Jacksonville.
Smith was a vitral part of the 2017 team that reached the AFC championship game before losing to the New England Patriots.