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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Nike Air Max Plus Noir . -- Retired NFL receiver Jimmy Smith, whose life has been defined as much by drug addiction as football production, will be the next member of Jacksonvilles ring of honor.The team announced Tuesday that Smith will be inducted into the Pride of the Jaguars during halftime of its Dec. 11 game against the Minnesota Vikings.Smith will join offensive tackle Tony Boselli (2006), original owners Wayne and Delores Weaver (2011), running back Fred Taylor (2012) and quarterback Mark Brunell (2013) in the Pride.The 47-year-old Smith is the franchises all-time leader in receptions (862), receiving yards (12,287) and receiving touchdowns (67). He still holds 11 team records, including most consecutive games with a reception (86).There is no question that Jimmy Smith was one of the best players to ever wear a Jaguars uniform, owner Shad Khan said in a statement. His contributions in the early years were critical to the success the Jaguars enjoyed during that time. The fact that most of his records have stood for 10 years without being surpassed underscores what a great player he was. I wish I had personally seen Jimmy play more frequently, but I am very happy that we will appropriately honor him at EverBank Field in December.Known for his ability to out-muscle or outrun defenders, Smith likely would have been among the first inductees into the Pride. But a number of arrests, including several on drug charges, delayed his inclusion.Smith abruptly retired in May 2006 after 12 NFL seasons and denied speculation that he was facing a yearlong suspension for another violation of the leagues substance-abuse policy.Smith was arrested three times in Jacksonville (2001, 2008 and 2009) on DUI and drug charges, and suspended four games in 2003 for violating the leagues substance-abuse policy. He was arrested twice more in Mississippi (2010, 2012). His last one violated his probation and landed him a six-year sentence. He was placed on house arrest in 2013 and released a year later. He remains on parole until March 10, 2017.Had I not gone through some of the off-the-field issues, I wouldnt be the person that I am today, Smith said during a conference call. Ive definitely matured and learned from my mistakes and Im able to help that other guy who may be struggling with the same issues that Ive struggled with in my life.Everybody has issues and problems. Its just how do you deal with those problems and how do you come out of it. The work is not over with me by any means.Once in denial about his addiction, Smith has accepted it as part of his life.Struggling with an addiction, its every day, he said. I have to live my life in recovery as a reminder of what Ive gone through and where I am today and how Ive persevered and not to go back there again.Thats what I mean with the work is just beginning. Its not the end. Its the beginning of the second chapter of my life. Its a lot of hard work and Ive got a job to do. Its up to me to go out there and be a role model for those that are in need.Although drugs affected his NFL career and his retirement, injuries nearly derailed his NFL career.The third receiver selected in the 1992 draft, Smith broke his leg and missed most of his rookie season. He missed all of 1993 after having an emergency appendectomy and suffering through infection and stomach problems. He didnt play in 1994, either, after getting cut by Dallas and Philadelphia.In 1995, he caught on with the expansion Jaguars after his mother sent then-coach Tom Coughlin a binder of press clippings to help him get a tryout.Smith made the most of that opportunity and became one of the leagues most feared wideouts, catching a franchise-record and NFL-leading 116 passes in 1999. He helped the Jaguars make the playoffs four consecutive seasons (1996-99) and was voted to five consecutive Pro Bowls (1997-2001).In 2001, Smith needed three operations to remove scar tissue from his abdomen. Some questioned whether he would play again, but he caught 112 passes for 1,373 yards that season. He also led the team in receptions the next four years until he called it quits.Now, more than a decade later, his name and jersey number (82) will adorn the stadium.It gives me chills to hear you say that Im going to get my name on the stadium, he said. Itll be there forever. Hopefully my grandkids kids will be able to see that. It just means a lot.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ;Nike Air Max 270 Flyknit Pas Cher . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Nike Air Max 270 Noir Et Blanc . -- The Magic have their first victory of the new year. http://www.airmax270noir.fr/air-max-360-noir.html . In the response filed Wednesday to the complaint by 30-year-old Alexander Bradley, attorneys say the former University of Florida player is invoking his Fifth Amendment right that protects people from incriminating themselves. LONG POND, Pa. -- Pocono CEO Brandon Igdalsky took refuge from the rain inside a garage stall that was being used as the site of the drivers meeting.His message Sunday morning to Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and the rest of the field: I love you guys. But I dont want to see you tomorrow.Well, tough luck.Call it, Pocono Rainway.Rain washed out the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway and the 400-mile race will now run at 11 a.m. Monday. Martin Truex Jr. is on the pole and Kurt Busch tries to sweep Pocono in the tracks second Monday race of the season.The June Pocono race also was delayed a day. NASCAR said this was the first time a track had two rain-postponed races in the same season.This was NASCARs 10th postponed race since 2011. The 2012 rain-shortened race at Pocono was marred by lightning strikes that killed one fan and injured nine others.Mondays forecast seems cloudier than Kasey Kahnes chances to make the Chase. But NASCAR set the time an hour earlier than the green flag start on that June Monday to try to beat some of the rain and reach at least the halfway point for an official race.I feel bad for the fans more than anybody, Igdalsky said. We were going to have an unbelievable crowd here today.The track-drying Air Titans provided the only action at Pocono and, after morning rain had passed, there were clear skies at the scheduled 1:30 p.m. start. But about 90 minutes later, it started pouring at the track and the race was quickly called off.Kahne went on TV and bemoaned that he would have to delay a vacation to the Bahamas.Pocono had more pressing problems.While NASCAR tracks dont release attendance numbers, Igdalsky said Pocono was on pace for its biggest crowd in years. The tracks infield and camping areas were sold out, along with some of the higher-priced suites. And Monday races are a burden for everyone involved in NASCAR.A lot of our staff are volunteers and theyve got jobs tomorrow theyve got to get back to, he said. Theyve taken off Friday already. It definitely hits you in the purse sttrings. Air Max 96 Homme. . The possibility of two in one season, thats painful.Igdalsky said there was a Jeff Gordon bump in ticket sales when the retired four-time champion came back to drive for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. Igdalsky said it was hard to put an exact number on the number of additional tickets sold because of Gordons return because it coincided with the tracks usual final-weeks ticket sales push.For us, it was the perfect storm, Igdalsky said.Unfortunately for the track, the wrong kind hit Sunday.Kevin Harvicks 4-year-old son, Keelan, splashed around in a puddle. Some drivers took their dogs for a walk. Crew members stretched out on pit road and gazed at darkened clouds that hinted of the rain ahead.Even more Monday races rain loom at a track without lights such as Pocono in 2017 and beyond. NASCAR bumped start times at most tracks from the 1:30 p.m. window to around 3 p.m. or later next season, meaning one rain delay could lose a track for the day.Igdalsky lobbied NASCAR to keep his traditional and more fan-friendly start time.For us, 1 is a better time, he said. I understand the thought process behind it and Im going to support it.There are six races left until the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship driver field is set. Led by four-time winners Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, there are 11 slots seemingly set for race winners. Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson are the four winless drivers perilously holding on to the final five spots.Game notes Sunday would have been Justin Wilsons 38th birthday. The IndyCar driver was killed last August from injuries suffered in the race at Pocono. Igdalsky said the track was working with IndyCar for an appropriate tribute to the driver when the series returns on Aug. 21.IndyCar is back for the fourth straight season and Igdalsky refused to say if the series would return in 2017.Maybe, he said, laughing. NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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