KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith pleaded guilty on March 9 to operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08, according to documents obtained Wednesday morning from the Kansas City Municipal Court.
Smith received two years of probation, which ends March 9, 2017, and no jail time, according to the court documents.
The disposition of Smith’s case surrounds his arrest and subsequent citations on June 9, 2014 for operating a motor vehicle with .08 percent or more of alcohol in blood, driving a vehicle in a careless manner by attempting to make a left turn at an intersection and failing to slow down causing the vehicle to run into a light pole, and no insurance.
According to the original police report, the police say a patrol officer observed Smith on 10th Street and Grand Boulevard at approximately 12:24 a.m. on June 9, 2014 attempting to make a left turn on 12th Street before Smith lost control and struck a light post at the intersection of 12th Street and Grand Boulevard.
Smith paid fines in the amount of $548.50 for failure to present insurance and $365.50 for operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08, according to the court documents.
The court documents reflect the charge for careless driving is “closed.”
Smith, who enters the final year of his contract, could be subject to discipline from the NFL, in accordance with the substance abuse policy.
Section 2.2 of the NFL’s 2014 substance abuse policy states: “The Commissioner will review and may impose a fine, suspension, or other appropriate discipline if a Player is convicted of or admits to a violation of the law (including within the context of a diversionary program, deferred adjudication, disposition of supervision, or similar arrangement including but not limited to nolo contendere) relating to the use of alcohol. Absent aggravating circumstances, discipline for a first offense will be a suspension without pay for two (2) regular or postseason games.”
Smith started all 16 games for the Chiefs last season, totaling 50 tackles (47 solo), an interception and 17 passes defensed.
Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star first reported the news of Smith’s deal late Tuesday afternoon.