Ex-Jacksonville Jaguars LB Telvin Smith arrested, charged with sexual activity with minor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith has been arrested and charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office inmate log.

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On Wednesday afternoon, there was police activity outside Smith’s home, where a neighbor told ActionNewsJax they saw Smith being taken out of the home by police.

The Jacksonville Jaguars released a statement regarding the arrest Wednesday.

"The Jaguars are aware of the report involving former linebacker Telvin Smith," the statement read. "The club is unable to comment further on this ongoing investigation."

In November, ActionNewsJax reported that there was heavy police activity at Smith’s home.

At that time, a black SUV was loaded onto a flatbed and towed from the home with a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office cruiser following behind it.

An ActionNewsJax reporter saw a crime scene unit van parked outside Smith’s home last fall, along with a JSO car parked directly in front of the front door and some officers guarding the front door.

In May 2019, Smith announced that he would not be playing football during the 2019 season.

The Jaguars released the following statement in November on the police activity outside of Smith’s home from back in the fall:

“Telvin is currently on our reserve/retired list, so you’ll need to reach out to his representatives for comments on Telvin’s personal life.”