New details in fmr HS football star arrest


New details are being released in the arrest of former McGill-Toolen football standout and Auburn commit, Jason Smith.

Mobile Police say Smith along with Jarvis Fuller, Tramiaya Funches, and Madison Boyd-Gedeon were arrested for second degree marijuana possession; adding that Smith attempted to elude police two different times.

Police made the busts at around 3:30 am Sunday, March 30.

Police were responding to a suspicious vehicle when they say they smelled marijuana coming from the car.

Authorities confronted the group, which is when police say Smith ran.

“Initial officers gave chase but they later returned back to the vehicle to detain the three,” said Officer Terence Perkins with the Mobile Police Department. “A second officer, a backing officer, heard the pursuit and actually moved in to the area. At that time Mr. Smith attempted to elude that officer as well and was detained.”

All suspects have been released on bond.

Smith, a former McGill Toolen standout, committed to Auburn in 2012 in hopes of competing for the quarterback position. However, Smith failed to meet academic requirements to attend Auburn. Smith eventually enrolled at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as a red-shirt freshman and was set to play this season at MGCCC then transfer to Auburn for the 2015 season with three years of eligibility left to play.

According to reports, Smith committed to the Tigers for the second time early in 2014.

Smith led McGill to a 22-3 record combined during his junior and senior years and a perfect 12-0 record during his senior season.

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