It would appear that when you are a Jacksonville Jaguar, you learn how to party as well. At least if you think that Jimmy Smith and Fred Taylor, who were both arrested over the past 24 hours, are pretty recognizable members of the J-ville franchise.
Taylor's circumstances are less damning in that he wasn't driving:
He was instead released outside of Club Cristal on Fifth Street on his own recognizance with a promise to appear in court.And because he didn't have a bunch of "potgrass butts" in his car, either. (Both instances via MDS at PFT).
The exact circumstances leading to Taylor's arrest weren't known on Sunday. The Miami Beach Police Department's records division, which provides police reports, is closed until Tuesday for the Labor Day weekend.
Smith was booked into the Duval County Jail around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He spent about 10 hours behind bars before bonding out.Okay, um, what the hell is he holding onto the butts of joints for? Everyone knows you've got throw your roaches out the wind ... er, it would seem less logical to hold onto evidence of using drugs than it would to dispose of them via the giant automatically opening hole to the left of your head.
Inside Smith's vehicle officers also found marijuana butts inside the console.
Smith had a strong odor of the drug on his clothing.
When Smith was asked if he had smoked marijuana, he told the officer "I just finished it."
Smith's arrest of course doesn't really do anything but tee of Wayne Weaver and the many season ticket holders who have to see him speak at those pre-game Club Level functions.
Taylor's arrest could have a more significant impact on this season, naturally, but since he wasn't actually bonded out, it seems silly to project that he would actually miss any time until we hear more about what happened at the Cristal.