Jimmy Smith was suspended Tuesday by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, sidelining the Baltimore Ravens’ top cornerback for the first quarter of the 2018 season.
Smith’s discipline stems from a domestic violence incident last November involving the mother of his first child.
NFL suspended Ravens’ CB Jimmy Smith four games for violating league’s personal conduct policy.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2018
In a statement, the Ravens acknowledged the NFL had found evidence “of threatening and emotionally abusive behaviors” by Smith toward his former girlfriend.
The Ravens indicated Smith would be welcomed back after his suspension ends. He can return to the team on Oct. 1.
“Through our conversations with Jimmy, we believe he is taking the proper steps to improve and that he can change. Jimmy has assured us that he is fully dedicated to making this change. He also understands the consequences if he does not.”
This is the second suspension for Smith. He was suspended for the final four games last season for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy. He served that suspension after suffering a torn Achilles. This is strike 2. Not sure how many more chances he’ll get, unless he can play, then probably a few more.