Sunday, March 12, 2006

Super Bowl Hero Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Charge

Former Washington Redskins running back Timmy Smith, who set a Super Bowl rushing record in 1988, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiring to distribute cocaine.

In exchange for his plea, federal prosecutors are expected to drop eight counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to court documents. Sentencing is scheduled for May 26.

Smith, 41, and his brother, Chris, were arrested in Denver on Sept. 30 and charged with possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute. Police said he sold an undercover officer about 20 ounces of cocaine for $13,600.

Timmy Smith set a Super Bowl rushing record with 204 yards.

Smith had worked as a detention officer at the Gilliam Youth Services Center, but he resigned on Oct. 26. Smith is married and has five children.


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