Former UCF star football player Kevin Smith arrested on campus

Smith accused of resisting officer

Kevin Smith.
Kevin Smith.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Former University of Central Florida star running back Kevin Smith was arrested Wednesday on campus for refusing to sign citations involving a crash, according to officials.

Smith, 28, who played for the Detroit Lions in the NFL, was arrested on charges of resisting an officer without violence.

According to an arrest affidavit, Smith was involved in a crash on Saturday and UCF police were investigating the incident.  The affidavit stated that Smith was driving with a suspended license and left the scene of an accident without providing information.

A UCF police officer approached Smith on Wednesday as Smith was headed to a class in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center and told him that he was investigating the crash.

Smith told the officer there was no crash, but the officer told him he needed to sign the citation, the arrest affidavit stated.

The officer then started explaining the criminal citation -- driving on a suspended license -- and Smith walked away, according to authorities.  The officer said he walked after Smith and told him to stop, but Smith continued walking.

The officer said he dropped his paperwork, "seized" Smith and arrested him.

Smith was taken to the Orange County Jail and was being held on $1,700 bond.

Smith rushed for 2,567 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior at UCF, finishing eighth in Heisman Trophy voting.  He was a 2007 consensus All-America, setting several school records.

The Lions drafted Smith in the third round of the NFL Draft, and he rushed for more than 2,300 yards and scored 17 touchdowns for the team from 2008 to 2012.

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