Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith arrested on DWI, weapon and drug charges

Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith arrested on DWI, weapon and drug charges

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Texas A&M leading wide receiver, Ainias Smith, was arrested early Wednesday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated, unlawful carrying of a weapon, and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, police said.

The Texas native was initially stopped by police near University Drive at around 2 a.m. but was arrested after he failed to pass ​​a standard field sobriety test, KBTX reported, citing a probable cause statement. 

Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Ainias Smith (0) fields a punt during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Oct. 2, 2021, at Kyle Field in College Station, TX. 

Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Ainias Smith (0) fields a punt during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Oct. 2, 2021, at Kyle Field in College Station, TX.  (Adam Davis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

According to the report, he registered a .066 and .061 during a breathalyzer test. Police also found a loaded pistol and marijuana during a search of his vehicle. 

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Smith was suspended from the football team per athletic department policy following his arrest, a team spokesman said, adding that head coach Jimbo Fisher was aware of the situation and looking into it.

Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith was arrested on Wednesday.

Texas A&M wide receiver Ainias Smith was arrested on Wednesday. (Brazos County (TX) Jail)

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Smith led Aggie’s wideouts in receiving yards last season with 509 yards and six touchdowns. He’s totaled 1,321 yards receiving with 15 touchdowns across three seasons. 

Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Ainias Smith (0) fields an early first quarter punt then returns it over 90 yards for a touchdown during the game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on Oct. 23, 2021 in College Station, Texas. 

Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Ainias Smith (0) fields an early first quarter punt then returns it over 90 yards for a touchdown during the game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on Oct. 23, 2021 in College Station, Texas.  (Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Smith was scheduled to attend SEC Media Days on Thursday in Atlanta with Fisher and two other players. Following his arrest, Smith was released on an $8,000 bond. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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