Report: Cowboys OT, family torn over money
Nov 1, 2012 at 9:57a ET
In a report from The Dallas Morning News, police responded to a 911 call Tuesday at Smith's Dallas home. According to the police report, the call was made because some of Smith's siblings had shown up to "harass and torment" him "in the pursuit of financial gain."
This is far from the first time money has come between Smith and his family. Sources told The Morning News that Smith is in emotional turmoil because of several incidents over money.
Smith even filed a protective order over the summer preventing contact from his parents, mother Frankie Pinkney and stepfather Roy Pinkney.
The protective order also prohibits Smith's parents from contacting him through his five siblings. At least two of Smith's three sisters were part of the trio of people who showed up at Smith's home on Tuesday. The group was also there Saturday, according to the police report.
Smith, 21, was the Cowboys' No. 1 draft pick in 2011 and signed a four-year, $12.5 million contract with the team. Smith, listed as 6-5, 308 pounds, started as a rookie at right tackle. He moved to left tackle this season.
Cowboys officials declined to comment to The Morning News on the situation, but sources said a member of Smith's family had to be removed from the team's practice facility during training camp.
Smith has also declined comment, but friends have described him as being torn about having to use legal maneuvers to keep his family away.
"Lesser means were tried and they weren't successful," said Smith's attorney, John Schorsch. "You can use your own imagination as to what it took for a guy that big and that imposing to be worried."
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