The Baltimore Ravens will be without one of their top defenders when the season starts. Cornerback Jimmy Smith has been suspended.
Smith has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He will miss games against the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Smith punishment is apparently in regards to the NFL uncovering "evidence of threatening and emotional abusive behaviors" by Smith toward a former girlfriend.
That's not good.
Smith has been with the Ravens since 2011. He was a first-round draft pick that year.
For his career, Smith has registered 254 tackles, 11 interceptions and three defensive touchdowns.