Keeping Score

After he is a no-show at MSU Saturday, Smoot arrested for domestic assault

Former Mississippi State star defensive back Fred Smoot was supposed to be the honorary captain for for the Bulldogs during Saturday's 51-0 victory over Vanderbilt in Starkville, but he didn't make the trip.

MSU flashed Smoot's picture on the Jumbotron and explained that his flight had been canceled because of snow.

It turns out Smoot's weekend didn't get any better after the cancellation of his flight.

Smoot was arrested for domestic assault on Sunday at his Ashburn, Va., home, according to the Washington Post.

The Post reports that the alleged victim told police that her boyfriend grabbed her during an altercation, and Smoot was taken into custody.

He was booked for misdemeanor domestic assault and later released from jail.

Smoot, a Jackson native, has been suspended from his radio and TV work in the Washington D.C. Area.

Smoot played cornerback at Mississippi State from 1997-2000, earning first-team All-SEC honors.

In the NFL, Smoot played for the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.