Back in May we reported the ex-Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith, had been sentenced to six years in prison for cocaine and weapons possession.
Well according to a story via Pro Football Talk, Smith was released from jail last month and will spend the rest of his sentence in the comforts of his own home. The former Jaguars receiver will only be allowed outside when attending school, church or work. He’ll also be wearing an ankle bracelet so the cops can track his whereabouts.
A spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections said, via Dana Treen of the Florida Times-Union, that Smith qualfied for house arrest because his crimes — possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon — made him eligible for an intensive supervision program. She also said that Smith would be eligible for parole in June 2014.
Can’t imagine what having to spend the next five years of your life trapped inside your own home would do to one’s psyche, but anything (and I mean anything) is better than prison.