A nine-year NFL veteran, CB Fred Smoot started over 100 games in his NFL career.
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Former Washington and Minnesota Vikings CB Fred Smoot was found not guilty of domestic assault charges.
Smoot was accused of hurting his former girlfriend Valerie Jackson while trying to retrieve a set of car keys from her during an argument. Smoot testified on his own behalf and said he kicked down a bathroom door after she refused to give him the keys, but that he didn’t strike her. The judge ruled in Smoot’s favor, calling it a “he said, she said” case.
Smoot played for Washington from 2001 to 2004, recording 5 INTs as a rookie in 2001 and started 59 out of 60 games in that span. Went played for the Vikings from 2005 to 2006, playing in only 19 games before returning to Washington for a second stint.
Smoot has worked for CSN Washington and 106.7 The Fan in Washington as a talking head since retiring from the NFL. He was suspended from those roles while the legal process played out and told NBC on Monday that he hopes to return to work now that the case has been resolved.