J.R. Smith Arrested In Miami
J.R. Smith was arrested on Thursday in South Beach.
According to TMZ, the NBA star was pulled over during a routine traffic stop but was hauled in to jail once officers realized that there was a warrant out for Smith’s arrest.
The warrant stemmed from an incident in May 2011 when J.R. Smith was ticketed for riding a scooter without a license. Smith was ordered to stand trial on July 25th but he never showed. The judge issued a warrant for his arrest, and last night, well, J.R. was arrested.
Smith was booked into Miami-Dade County jail around midnight. He was released shortly after on bond.
The NY Times reports that this is just the latest in a long string of legal trouble for the New York Knicks’ star. In 2007, Smith had his license suspended after a reckless driving accident killed his friend Andre Bell. The suspension ended in March of this year. It was the sixth time that Smith has had his license suspended.
Smith stayed out of trouble for the most part this season but was fined by the NBA after he tweeted a photo of his naked girlfriend.