Ainias Smith update: Attorney offers latest developments about Texas A&M WR's suspension
Ainias Smith was scheduled to be at SEC Media Days last week, but those plans changed after the Texas A&M wide receiver was arrested for driving while intoxicated, unlawfully carrying a weapon, and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.
Smith’s attorney, Craig Greening of College Station told Mark Berman of Fox 26 that the suspension was lifted. Greening added that Smith “can return to football practice. It shows that the university believes in his innocence, that they looked at all of the facts and they believe the suspension should be lifted.”
“I’ve reviewed the police reports in the case” Greening said, via GigEm247. “I’ve reviewed the police reports in the case. I’m board certified in criminal law and I’m designated as a lawyer/scientist certified by the American Chemical Society; I’ve done DWIs for years. I’ve prosecuted them and I’ve defended them. I’ve reviewed the reports in this case and it was obvious that Mr. Smith was not intoxicated.”
College Station attorney Craig Greening (@GreeningLaw), who represents @AggieFootball star receiver Ainias Smith, says Texas A&M has lifted the suspension on his client: “I confirmed with Ainias himself that the suspension has been lifted. He was told by the University the…” pic.twitter.com/FyRbPPipY5
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 27, 2022
Breaking: TAMU FB WR Ainias Smith suspension from the school and team has now been lifted! I believe the case is still pending as there will be way more information to come. The WR core will be will play very Angry this season due to their leader being in Annihilation mode 😈 👍🏾
— Jay Pops The Host #Gigem (@JayPops5) July 26, 2022
A dynamic playmaker at running back and wide receiver, Smith last season played in all 12 games, and led the Aggies with 47 catches and 6 touchdowns. Smith was also the SEC’s leading punt returner, posting an 11.3 yards per return average, including a 95-yard TD return against South Carolina.