Sunday, August 23, 2009

That's ... that's not good.

No wonder Chizik seemed a little bit more upset than the circumstances seemed to call for on Friday:
Auburn University tailback Eric Smith will surrender to Auburn police Monday in the wake of additional charges filed by the victim of an alleged, third-degree assault early Friday morning, the Opelika-Auburn News has learned.

A warrant for the arrest of Smith was issued Friday, according to the victim’s mother, Sandra Jenkins, and Assistant Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson. Smith’s attorney contacted the court and has made arrangements for Smith to turn himself in Monday, Dawson said ...

According to Alabama code, assault in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor. The punishment for a Class A misdemeanor is not more than a $6,000 fine and one year in jail.
"Not more than" means neither of those options are realistic on the table (I'm fairly sure), but "third-degree assault" is a hell of a lot more serious charge than "disorderly conduct." I said that if the charges didn't go beyond the original arrest report that Smith wouldn't/shouldn't miss more than the Tech game, but now that they have ... well, we'll see.

I'm guessing, as I said before, that if Chizik had already made his mind up to give Smith the boot we'd know about it. But that's only a guess, and in any case, I don't think we'll be hearing from Smith again until that second-string tailback slot has long since been filled.

6 comments:

Jan said...

what in the world was he doing out at 2:00 in the morning during camp??? that's crazy....

Loganville Tiger said...

I spent many a night out @ 2 while at AU - though no camp.......Just classes the next day....

Kids will be kids..... Welcome to the internet world where bowel movements are reported within minutes.

LT

Jan said...

LOL indeed,,, but I am sure he was breaking curfew.

Anonymous said...

people get drunk and get into altercations at bar and they don't realize at the time that it will end with them either in jail or the hospital

it happens to people every night in bars Football players are no different

easyedwin said...

ES was sober. He hit the guy. The guy was drunk and was sewn up at EA Hospital. Nothing good happens after 12;00, Dam.

Anonymous said...

Live & learn- some guys should not be messed with-without a taser & some zip ties...