Baltimore Ravens star Jimmy Smith and his family ‘robbed at gunpoint after arriving at Los Angeles airport and being followed to their hotel’
- Jimmy Smith, a cornerback for the Ravens, was reportedly robbed after three men followed his family to a hotel 40 miles away from LAX
- The former Super Bowl champ said it was a reminder that ‘people truly hungry and will do anything in this pandemic’
- Smith did not say what was stolen in the attack. It was unclear if he and the family were specifically targeted.
- Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. Sheriff’s Department said they were unaware of the alleged crime
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith and his family were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by three men after arriving in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Smith, 32, described the attack on Facebook as ‘one of the scariest nights I’ve been apart of.’
The former Super Bowl champion said he was followed from Los Angeles International Airport to a hotel 40 miles away.
He also said his three young children witnessed the attack.
‘My sons seen it but don’t think he fully understood what was happening to his parents. Just a very scary situation and a reminder that people truly hungry and will do anything in this pandemic,’ Smith wrote.
‘Be careful and always watch your surroundings.’
Smith did not say what was stolen in the attack. It was unclear if he and the family were specifically targeted.
Jimmy Smith, left, were allegedly robbed at gunpoint by three men after arriving in Los Angeles
Cornerback Jimmy Smith posted about the Tuesday robbery on Facebook, calling it a ‘very scary situation’
Smith and his partner Lindsay Chandler were not hurt in the attack, and the team has said in a statement that the family is safe
The Los Angeles Police Department and the L.A. Sheriff’s Department said they were unaware of the alleged crime and didn’t have a police report, according to ESPN.
The Ravens released a statement on Friday saying that Smith had been in contact with the team after the alleged attack.
‘We are aware of the situation involving Jimmy Smith,’ the team said in a statement on Friday.
‘We have spoken with Jimmy, and he and him family are safe.’
Smith, who was raised in Southern California, was a first-round pick in 2011 and has spent all 10 years of his career with the Ravens.
He made 27 tackles and recovered a fumble in 11 games (five starts) this season. He’s made 356 tackles, 14 interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 118 games (88 starts).
Jimmy Smith, center, is pictured with partner Lindsay and one of their young boys while she sports a baby bump
Smith said his sons saw the attack but does not think they fully understood what was happening
Smith is pictured in a game against the Buffalo Bills just weeks before the alleged robbery
In January, he signed a one-year extension with the Ravens for $2.5million.
Smith was due to marry Lindsay Chandler in June last year, but delayed their nuptuals due to the COVID pandemic, according to information about their wedding on Zola.com.
The couple met in 2008 on the first day of Navajo/ Hopi History class, according to ‘Over the past 12 years their relationship endured new careers, traveling the world and moving across country. Through all this their love for each other never failed,’ their wedding registry reads.