Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Andre Smith has been arrested after trying to board a plane Thursday evening with a .380 caliber handgun at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport.
Smith, 25, of Birmingham, AL, appealed in court Friday morning and was issued a $3,o00 bond, PJ O’Keefe of WCPO Digital reports.
The former 2009 first-round pick (sixth overall out of Alabama) appeared in and started in 14 games in his third year in 2011 and was one of only 10 players with the Bengals to start every game in 2012.
He also helped BenJarvus Green-Ellis to lead the league in third-and-one rushing conversions, as he edged Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (14-13), albeit Green-Ellis only had 15 attempts to Foster’s 19.
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The 6-4, 335-pound right tackle was also a consensus 2008 All-American selection at Alabama and rated among the most powerful run-blockers in SEC history.
Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and...