Dolphins coach Adam Gase has set the record straight with Jarvis Landry, refuting rumors the star wide receiver is on the trading block.
“I told him there is no chance he’s being traded,” Gase told reporters Monday (via the Sun Sentinel).
Smith was charged with felony assault and felony battery after he allegedly beat up his sister’s boyfriend and then stomped on his head, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and online jail records obtained by USA Today.
Online records show Smith was released from jail at 7:15 p.m. PT Thursday, about five hours after he was arrested. His first court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 29.
Smith, who started 15 games for the Raiders last season and had two interceptions, was already in danger of losing his starting job to fourth-year cornerback T.J. Carrie. Originally a second-round draft pick of the Dolphins in 2009, the 6-3, 220-pound Smith spent three seasons with the Chiefs before joining the Raiders in 2016 on a four-year, $40 million contract, including $20 million guaranteed.
An NFL spokesman told Pro Football Talk the league is “looking into the matter to understand the facts.” It’s unclear if Smith, who had a DUI conviction in 2014, will play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Rams.