Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith has been
sentenced to six years in prison in Mississippi for drug possession
and weapons charges.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections’ website says the
44-year-old Smith entered the prison system in late March and was
recently moved to a facility in Yazoo City. Online records show he
was sentenced by a Madison County court to two years for possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon and four years for possession of
WJXX-TV in Jacksonville, Fla., first reported Smith’s sentence.
His tentative release date is listed as Nov. 8, 2018.
Smith, a standout at Jackson State drafted by the Dallas Cowboys
in 1992, played 13 seasons in the NFL, including 11 for the
Jaguars. He became the franchise’s all-time leading receiver before
his retirement in 2005.