On February 2, 2007, Smith and teammate Carmelo Anthony were involved in a car accident. Neither player was injured in the collision. The only detail released by the team was that the car Smith was driving belonged to Anthony.
On June 9, 2007, Smith and two passengers were injured in a car accident on Stagecoach Road in Millstone Township, New Jersey, when the SUV he was driving collided with another car. Smith and a passenger, Andre Bell, were ejected from the vehicle at around 5:30 p.m. Smith's vehicle went through a stop sign and collided with the other car. Smith was taken to Jersey Shore University Hospital. Bell suffered serious head wounds before being pronounced dead on the night of June 11. Neither Smith nor the second passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. Smith and Bell were not wearing seatbelts at the time. In October 2008, a grand jury in Monmouth County, New Jersey declined to indict Smith on a vehicular manslaughter charge stemming from the accident.
On June 30, 2009, Smith pled guilty to the June 2007 accident. Smith was initially sentenced to 90 days in a Monmouth County (N.J.) jail, but 60 of those days were suspended, on the condition that he complete 500 hours of community service. On July 31, 2009, the Denver Post reported that Smith was released from jail after serving 24 days of his sentence.
On August 28, 2009, Smith was suspended seven games for the 2009–2010 NBA season because of his guilty plea in the 2007 reckless driving incident. The NBA also cited his poor driving record as grounds for the suspension. Smith's driving record included five suspensions in eight months, but was "in good standing" at the time of the crash in New Jersey. He was required to pay restoration fees and fines. Smith totaled 27 points against his record from April 2005 to January 2006, including eight violations on seven different days. Five citations were for speeding. Since the accident, he has received two more speeding tickets and three license suspensions in New Jersey.
On August 5, 2009 Smith closed his Twitter account (jr_smith1) because he was accused of writing in a way that reflected the Bloods gang, specifically replacing his c's with k's.
In March 2012 Smith was fined $25,000 by the NBA for posting a picture of model Tahiry Jose on his Twitter account.
In May 2012, Smith was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida for failing to appear in court in 2011 (for operating a motor-scooter with no valid license).
During the offseason, Smith enjoys golfing with his family, teammates and friends. Smith is also an avid shoe collector.
He's an absolute thug and Dino Costa pretty much all but accused him of being a gangster (Costa covered him with the Nuggets when both made the Denver area their home). The tattoos and the closed twitter account back that up. Keep an eye on this gangster............. an Aaron Hernandez event(s) isn't too much of a stretch.
He must have ate a lot of paint chips when he was a kid.
I think I saw this thing on a TV show once. I think it's a gun mount!
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." ~Frederic Bastiat