It what seemed to be a simple fight among roommates, the domestic violence case against Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith has been dropped at the request of the victim, per Jimmy Hyams.
Case against UT football player Josh Smith dismissed; he pays court costs and 40 hours community service— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) June 6, 2017
Smith was initially charged with domestic violence after an altercation with his male roommate last month. Smith’s roommate, Kennedy Foster, was apparently initially seeking a large settlement, but those wishes have since been dropped.
As Hyams notes, Smith’s side will pay for the court costs and he will serve 40 hours of community service.
Smith figures to be a valuable piece of this Tennessee offense this season. He’s one of the few returning receivers with significant experience. The redshirt senior will play out his final year of eligibility in 2017, looking to add to his 721 career receiving yards.
The case is expected to be wrapped up on July 7th.