Texas A&M senior wide receiver Ainias Smith, who was scheduled to appear at SEC media days on Thursday, was arrested early Wednesday for drunk driving, illegal carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana (less than 2 ounces) .
Smith, 21, was booked into Brazos County Jail early Wednesday after his arrest by Texas A&M police. He had also posted bond in the amount of $8,000, according to Brazos County Jail records.
According to the police report and probable cause statement obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Smith was arrested for impaired driving after being pulled over for speeding just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. Police later found a “rolled joint of marijuana” and a firearm with a “full magazine and chambered bullet” during a search of the car.
Smith and a passenger in the car both denied ownership of the gun or marijuana, according to the police report and probable cause statement obtained by the Chronicle.
A team captain in 2021, Smith led the Aggies in receptions (47) and touchdown catches (six) last season while finishing second in receiving yards (509). The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Smith has started 21 games the past three seasons and has 112 career receptions for 1,321 yards and 15 touchdowns to go with 373 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Defensive back Demani Richardson, offensive lineman Layden Robinson and Smith were scheduled to join coach Jimbo Fisher on Thursday at SEC media days in Atlanta. A product of Missouri City, Texas, Smith was a three-star ESPN rookie in the 2019 class.
Smith is the second Texas A&M top receiver to be shut down this offseason. In March, Demond Demas was arrested for assault/domestic violence and was removed from the squad before entering the transfer portal.