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Raider. QB Crusher. Murderer?
January 25, 2013 8:22 PM   Subscribe

Anthony Wayne Smith was a first round draft pick for the Raiders in 1990. Alternately described as a "big old teddy bear" and "[like] a dog [that] is super beautiful, sweet looking, wagging its tail, and it's acting really friendly, but there's something about that dog.... You worry one day he's gonna bite your hand," he faced the usual hassles of an athlete shifting to civilian life when his career came to an end. Then came the arson and murder. Maybe.
posted by Ghostride The Whip (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Anthony Wayne Smith. Sigh.
posted by pjern at 9:06 PM on January 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Man, what a creepy, violent asshole. It seems pro sports attracts guys like this in droves.
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 10:14 PM on January 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


I looked for but did not find the words concussion and traumatic brain injury. Not looking to exonerate, just curious.
posted by dhartung at 11:11 PM on January 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


He has the stamp of his step-father/father on him. Wow. What a tragic story. I hope he rots in prison.
posted by Nadie_AZ at 12:56 AM on January 26, 2013


Wow. It's one thing when people turn to crime because they have no other options, but this guy made millions playing sports and was married to a lawyer, yet it seems like he chose to be a violent gangbanger. That's fucked up.
posted by mannequito at 1:48 AM on January 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


...the usual hassles of an athlete shifting to civilian life...

Interesting and revealing choice of words.
posted by DU at 3:16 AM on January 26, 2013 [4 favorites]


"It's not his fault, it's the traumatic cerebral encephalopathy", cried the intelligent defense attorney on appeal
posted by Renoroc at 6:29 AM on January 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


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