Memphis QB Cannon Smith arrested

Updated: December 15, 2010, 8:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis starting quarterback Cannon Smith has been arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chip Washington said the 23-year-old Smith was booked into the county jail after being arrested at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Smith is the son of FedEx founder and CEO Frederick Smith. He played in seven games for the Tigers (1-11) after sitting out last season as a transfer from Miami.

WMC-TV reported that Smith refused to pay a taxi fare and became combative.

Memphis coach Larry Porter said in a statement that officials are aware of what happened and are investigating before making any statements or decisions on the player.


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