Retired Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of unlawful sexual activity certain minors, according to Duval Country court records.

Smith, who abruptly retired last spring and sat out the 2019 NFL season, was arrested on April 29 after SWAT team officers and undercover deputies showed up at his Queen’s Harbor residence. He turned himself in later that night and posted a bond of $50,003. Smith has a court date scheduled for May 20.

Smith entered the written plea of not guilty through his attorney. The charges of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors is a second degree felony and can carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

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According to the arrest report, Smith and the teenage girl first met Aug. 27, 2019, at the victim’s workplace, according to Smith’s arrest warrant, and she told him she was underage.

The two began talking over the phone and social media, the warrant said.

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