Jamar Smith violates probation, now a wanted man

  • 07/29/2008 1:25 pm in

jsmith.jpgJamar Smith, the Illinois guard (and convicted felon) who wrecked his car into a tree while driving drunk early in 2007, had his probation revoked and is being sought by police in Champaign County.

Here’s the scoop, according to The Champaign News-Gazette:

Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz told The News-Gazette the petition filed Tuesday alleges that Smith violated his probation by drinking alcohol over the weekend. A warrant for his arrest was issued Tuesday morning, and bond was set at $25,000.

The incident that led to the petition happened Friday outside Fubar, a campus bar. Champaign police investigated.

It’s decision time for our good friend Bruce. One has to believe that ties will be cut with Mr. Smith after this report, but with last year’s 13-16 debacle, Brucey might do all he can to keep this criminal around. Raise your hand if you feel sorry for Illinois.

Update: Jamar Smith dismissed from Illinois (FightingIllini.com)

Editor’s Note: Don’t forget to submit your list of the top 10 Indiana players of all-time.

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  • NC Fat Boy

    I think the subject is relevant, but the editorial comment at the bottom is unnecessary.

    Any situation such as this is not a positive for the image of the Big Ten and is unfortunate.

  • BGleas

    Can't argue with you there.

  • NC Fat Boy

    When you live on Tobacco Road rather than the heart of the Big Ten Conference, the perspective changes and becomes more conference oriented. Y'all don't know what it's like in ACCville…. 🙂

  • BGleas

    Ummm, I live in Maryland…ACCville:)