TOUGH TOUGH, TELLING.
One high school quarterback was “tough” in dealing a player to the NFL, according to one former player who worked closely with him at a school.
Troy Smith, a three-star quarterback at the High School of Cypress, Florida, was arrested last month on charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping, sexual battery and other related crimes in the deaths of two teenage girls.
Smith was arrested by the Orlando Police Department in connection with the deaths in January.
One of the victims was 17 at the time of the slaying, according the Associated Press.
Smith’s attorney, David Bailiff, said Smith was “not a thug” and was in contact with law enforcement when he was arrested.
“He was a nice kid, a great student,” Bailiffs attorney, Brian Williams, told the Associated News.
“He was in the right place at the right time.
And he was just a good kid.”
According to a report by CBS affiliate WFTV, the girls’ parents told the station that their son was being bullied and threatened by others because of his age.
The mother told the television station that her son would get “harsh treatment” if he came home alone, and that he was being followed and harassed by the school’s administration.
Smith did not have an attorney listed in court records.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.