Ravens starting cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct Saturday night after an alleged incident at The Greene Turtle in Towson, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports. This according to Baltimore County police.
Police said Smith, 25, was cited for failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer.
Ravens team officials are aware of the incident involving Smith.
“We’re gathering information about this,” Ravens senior vice president of public and community relations Kevin Byrne said.
Officers went to The Greene Turtle on York Road after they were informed by the general manager of the restaurant that there was an unconscious woman in a bathroom at the Towson restaurant and bar, according to police.
Upon their arrival, police said, they saw Smith in the bathroom with the woman. The woman was intoxicated, according to police. Police said that the NFL player was assisting her when she vomited while leaning over a sink.
Smith told police that he and the woman had done a photo shoot together earlier in the evening, according to a police report.
Police said that after medics arrived, officers repeatedly asked Smith to step aside and he allegedly refused to comply and said several times that he was helping the woman. Police said Smith became argumentative when they asked him to step into the hallway.
According to the police report, Smith was told that because he wasn’t related to the woman and wasn’t helping her that he needed to leave so that medical personnel could attend to her and Smith replied: “I am helping her.”
According to the police report, Smith was asked three times by an officer to leave the restroom before being ushered out to the hallway. Smith allegedly cursed at the arresting officer and asked him “What the [expletive] are you gonna do?” When told again to leave, Smith replied: [Expletive] you. What the [expletive] are you gonna do?”
Smith was then placed in handcuffs. While at the Towson precinct, according to the police report, Smith told the officer: “The only reason you arrested me is so you could get on the news.”