Texas A&M receiver arrested ahead of SEC Media Days performance
Texas A&M WR Ainias Smith was arrested on DWI and drug and weapons charges Wednesday ahead of his scheduled appearance at the SEC Media Days.
The players selected to participate in the conference media days are intended to represent their team in the best possible way.
It’s safe to say that getting arrested on the eve of an appearance at SEC Media Days when wide receiver Ainias Smith was picked for the job wasn’t what Jimbo Fisher had planned.
Smith was arrested by Texas A&M University police on Wednesday for drunk driving, illegally carrying a gun and possessing less than two ounces of marijuana. per Action Network’s Brett McMurphy.
As you can imagine, Smith will no longer be attending the SEC Media Days as planned alongside Fisher, defenseman Demani Richardson and offensive lineman Layden Robinson.
Ainias Smith suspended after arrest on DWI, gun and drug charges
The Aggies have now suspended the senior playmaker, who has appeared as both a running back and wide receiver for the past three years. This suspension is indefinite after an arrest, per athletic department guidelines.
Travis L. Brown provided the clearest details of the incident for The Eagle:
Around 2 a.m. Wednesday, Smith was pulled over by university police while driving at 51 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone on University Drive. He also drifted from left to right in his lane, according to the probable cause. Smith, after failing multiple physical poisoning tests, was arrested and consented to a breathalyzer test, which came back with readings of 0.066 and 0.061, according to the probable cause statement. The legal limit in the state of Texas is 0.08.
While Smith was being tested, another police officer searched Smith’s vehicle and found a joint of marijuana weighing 0.029 ounces. and a handgun in the center console with a full magazine and chambered, according to police documents.
The DWI isn’t looking well, even though his blood alcohol levels were technically below the legal limit. Speeding, drifting between lanes and failing field tests are a problem. That with a fully loaded pistol in the center console makes it all the more idiotic.
The good news for Smith is that any charges he may face are misdemeanors. The legal consequences should not be particularly great.
The penalties he faces from Fisher and the Aggies are the bigger question here. Texas A&M opens the season on September 3 against Sam Houston State. They then play Appalachian State on September 10th. A big matchup with Miami follows on September 17th.
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