Jimmy’s blog: UT receiver arrested after fight with male roommate

Jimmy’s blog: UT receiver arrested after fight with male roommate

Josh Smith, a rising senior receiver on the Tennessee football team, has been charged with domestic assault of his male roommate, Kennedy Foster.

Smith and Foster, who live in an off-campus house, got into a fight late Friday night at the house. Foster was taken to a hospital by Smith or a member of the Smith family.

Foster, a childhood friend of Josh Smith, is believed to have suffered a broken nose.

After being questioned at the hospital, Smith was charged, arrested and jailed early Saturday morning. He was scheduled to be bonded out early Saturday afternoon.

Knox County has a zero tolerance policy regarding domestic violence.

“We understand (and agree with) the policy of law enforcement to make an arrest in any situation of domestic violence,’’ said Keith Stewart, the Smith’s family attorney. “Following a full investigation, we expect a positive resolution for Josh. We do not believe Josh is guilty of a crime. He has cooperated with law enforcement and he will continue to cooperate fully.’’

University of Tennessee officials were made aware of the incident Saturday morning but there has been no comment on possible disciplinary action against Smith.

Smith, a product of Knoxville Christian Academy, has played in 39 career games for the Vols, starting 19. He has 58 career catches for 721 yards and five touchdowns.


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