Ex-WR Smith sentenced to six years

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.