Smith and his family arrived at Los Angeles International Airport before leaving for their hotel, which was 40 minutes away, back in February. Unbeknownst to them is that three men were following them en route to the hotel. Upon arrival to the hotel, the three men approached Smith and his family and robbed them at gunpoint.
“Cowards running up on you with three guns,” Smith said on Thursday, via CBS Baltimore. “You don’t know if you’re going to lose your life in that moment.”
As if it wasn’t haunting enough, Smith’s girlfriend was pregnant with their first daughter at the time. One of the suspects pointed a gun right at her stomach.
Smith admitted on Thursday he is still frightened by the incident.
“Going into the store and being around anyone with a mask or hood on, it really makes my heart thump to this day,” Smith continued. “It was a terrifying situation. Glad we lived.”
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith revealed Thursday that he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after he and his family were robbed at gunpoint earlier this year. https://t.co/2nYSjJPIhG
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) July 29, 2021
It’s extremely fortunate neither Jimmy Smith or his girlfriend were harmed during the incident. But it’s still a haunting account of a terrible crime. We hope Smith can get the help he needs as he continues to deal with the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Smith is a foundational member of the Ravens defense. He’s been with the organization since 2011 and plans to retire in Baltimore.