Former Commanders, Vikings Cornerback Arrested In Virginia For Misdemeanor Charge

Fred Smoot

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Former NFL standout Fred Smoot found himself in legal trouble once again as he was arrested in Virginia on Thursday, as reported by TMZ Sports.

Smoot, who was initially drafted as a 2nd-round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Washington franchise and later played for the Vikings.

Smoot has a history of encounters with the law. This recent arrest adds to his list of run-ins with legal authorities.

In 2019, he was taken into custody after multiple law enforcement officers apprehended him for allegedly failing to appear in court for minor traffic violations.

Jail records confirm to TMZ that the former Washington cornerback was apprehended and confined to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center at precisely 10:58 AM. As of Friday morning, he remains incarcerated.

A spokesperson from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has provided insight into the charges against Smoot, citing that he was booked for a misdemeanor charge related to failure to comply with a support obligation.

Despite his off-field issues, Smoot enjoyed a successful NFL career, spanning nine seasons, and recorded 21 INTs and 85 passes defended in 104 games.

This was the third arrest involving a former NFL cornerback over the past three days Bashaud Breeland was arrested for possession of guns, drugs and stolen car and Buster Skrine for bank fraud scheme.