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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Report: Dismissed running back Eric Smith was arrested for domestic violence on Feb. 22

Running back Eric Smith, who was dismissed from the Auburn football team Monday, was arrested for domestic violence following an incident on Feb. 22, according to a report by the Opelika-Auburn News.

Smith was arrested at 11:15 p.m. and charged with third-degree domestic violence, according to an Auburn police report obtained by the paper. It is a Class A misdemeanor.

The report said Smith was sober and did not resist arrest. He was booked at Lee County Detention Center and released the next day on a $500 bond.

It is Smith's second run-in with the law in Auburn. He was arrested for third-degree assault in August of 2009 after police said he knocked a fellow student unconscious during a fight outside an area hotel. The case was resolved when he was granted youthful offender status.

The 20-year-old Smith, who also served an academic suspension for the Outback Bowl at the end of the 2009 season, was dismissed from the team Monday for a violation of team rules.

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