J.R. Smith has the next couple of months to contemplate whether he wants to test the NBA's free agency market, but the sharpshooter who ended this past season with the New York Knicks might now have a bit more on his plate.
Smith was in Miami on Thursday night, and unfortunately for him, he was arrested and booked into jail for not having a valid driver's license. The reason he was actually pulled over is currently unclear, but the New York Post reports that he was released shortly after arriving in jail.
Miami Beach police say Smith was arrested last night on a bench warrant for not having a valid driver's license. According to police, Smith was stopped on famed Washington Avenue in South Beach. It is unclear why Smith was pulled over.
According to police, Smith was taken to the Miami-Dade County jail. He was booked into jail, under his legal name of Earl Joseph Smith, shortly before midnight and later was released on bond. Smith has had past transgressions with the law, including vehicular manslaughter charges that were dropped.
This isn't the first time Smith was arrested for not having a valid driver's license in Florida, of course, considering The J.R. Smith Scooter Incident of 2011. That issue came up on May 30, meaning Thursday's arrest was almost exactly one year later than his first arrest for this violation.
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