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June 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
Sweat pouring off his body after his first full-scale workout as a Denver Bronco, Sammie Smith was determined that neither searing lungs nor aching legs would spoil his outlook. Smith, anxious to make a fresh start in Denver after his trade last week from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for Bobby Humphrey, saw nothing but positives in the swap of disgruntled running backs. Even Denver's thin air didn't bother him, he insisted Tuesday.
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September 16, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sammie Smith, former Miami Dolphin running back, was charged Friday with intent to distribute cocaine after a raid in an Orlando neighborhood where he was considered a hometown hero. Smith, a record-breaking running back at Florida State, could face life in prison, if convicted. Smith, 28, had about 15 pounds of cocaine in his car when about 100 law enforcement officials in cars, helicopters and SWAT vehicles moved in Thursday evening, sheriff Kevin Beary said. "Nothing surprises me anymore.
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January 5, 1989 | Associated Press
Junior tailback Sammie Smith today announced that he will skip his senior season at third-ranked Florida State and apply for the NFL draft. Smith, the most valuable player in the Seminoles' 13-7 Sugar Bowl victory over Auburn Monday night, is eligible to apply for the draft because his freshman class will graduate this spring. Smith received a medical hardship in 1985, his first year at FSU, and then played three full seasons. He would have had one year of college eligibility remaining.
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March 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
A man who was misplaced in jail for five months between a mental hospital and a criminal courtroom will remain behind bars even though a San Francisco judge dismissed charges against him. Superior Court Judge Douglas Munson declined to say whether Sammie Smith's constitutional right to a speedy trial on an assault charge had been violated. Instead, Munson ruled last week that Smith had been initially held for trial when he was mentally incompetent, a ruling that allowed the charge to be refiled.
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September 16, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sammie Smith, former Miami Dolphin running back, was charged Friday with intent to distribute cocaine after a raid in an Orlando neighborhood where he was considered a hometown hero. Smith, a record-breaking running back at Florida State, could face life in prison, if convicted. Smith, 28, had about 15 pounds of cocaine in his car when about 100 law enforcement officials in cars, helicopters and SWAT vehicles moved in Thursday evening, sheriff Kevin Beary said. "Nothing surprises me anymore.
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October 23, 1991 | Associated Press
Miami Dolphin running back Sammie Smith, upset by profane fan reaction to his goal-line fumbles in successive games, says he may request a trade after the season. As Smith walked to the locker room after Sunday's loss to Houston, the crowd chanted. It drove him to tears. "Realizing my 4-year-old daughter had to listen to those types of things being said about her father brought the situation to a new low in my estimation.
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May 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bobby Humphrey and Sammie Smith, running backs eager to forget their worst NFL seasons, are headed for new teams after the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins completed a trade Tuesday. Humphrey played little for Denver last season after a 97-day holdout. Fumbles caused difficulty for Smith in Miami, where he was subjected by fans to profane jeering. Both running backs are 25, former first-round draft choices and entering their fourth NFL seasons.
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June 3, 1992 | From Associated Press
Sweat pouring off his body after his first full-scale workout as a Denver Bronco, Sammie Smith was determined that neither searing lungs nor aching legs would spoil his outlook. Smith, anxious to make a fresh start in Denver after his trade last week from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for Bobby Humphrey, saw nothing but positives in the swap of disgruntled running backs. Even Denver's thin air didn't bother him, he insisted Tuesday.
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May 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bobby Humphrey and Sammie Smith, running backs eager to forget their worst NFL seasons, are headed for new teams after the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins completed a trade Tuesday. Humphrey played little for Denver last season after a 97-day holdout. Fumbles caused difficulty for Smith in Miami, where he was subjected by fans to profane jeering. Both running backs are 25, former first-round draft choices and entering their fourth NFL seasons.
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April 7, 1992 | Associated Press
Robbers held Miami Dolphin running back Sammie Smith at gunpoint and stole money he and six other football players raised over the weekend to help his hometown community. Smith, 24, said Monday he hit one robber during the incident Saturday night, knocked over another and then ran away. The thieves stole Smith's Mercedes Benz convertible and $3,000 in cash, Smith said.
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October 23, 1991 | Associated Press
Miami Dolphin running back Sammie Smith, upset by profane fan reaction to his goal-line fumbles in successive games, says he may request a trade after the season. As Smith walked to the locker room after Sunday's loss to Houston, the crowd chanted. It drove him to tears. "Realizing my 4-year-old daughter had to listen to those types of things being said about her father brought the situation to a new low in my estimation.
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September 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
It took second-ranked Miami one quarter to overcome rustiness from a 16-day layoff and a little more than six minutes to overwhelm Tulsa. Gino Torretta threw two short touchdown passes, and Stephen McGuire scored one of his two touchdowns during a 6-minute 22-second span in the second quarter that broke open a scoreless game and sent the Hurricanes on their way to a 34-10 victory Saturday.
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September 12, 1989
Sammie Smith, the National Football League's last unsigned first-round draft choice, agreed to a four-year, $2.5-million contract with the Miami Dolphins. The agreement is reportedly a compromise between the $2.65 million that Smith, a running back from Florida State, had demanded and the Dolphins' last stated offer of about $2.44 million.
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April 7, 1992 | Associated Press
Robbers held Miami Dolphin running back Sammie Smith at gunpoint and stole money he and six other football players raised over the weekend to help his hometown community. Smith, 24, said Monday he hit one robber during the incident Saturday night, knocked over another and then ran away. The thieves stole Smith's Mercedes Benz convertible and $3,000 in cash, Smith said.
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September 12, 1989
Sammie Smith, the National Football League's last unsigned first-round draft choice, agreed to a four-year, $2.5-million contract with the Miami Dolphins. The agreement is reportedly a compromise between the $2.65 million that Smith, a running back from Florida State, had demanded and the Dolphins' last stated offer of about $2.44 million.
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