It looks like Washington Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot is once again in a state of denial, according to a contention he makes about the “Love Boat” incident back in 2005. “Nothing happened on that boat,” Smoot said, according to the Washington Times. “I wasn’t the organizer. I was the new guy. I was along for the ride. The media took the four guys with the biggest contracts — me, Daunte Culpepper, Bryant McKinnie and Moe Williams — and blew the story out of proportion.” “Look at the criminal charges: Disturbing the peace. A $1,000 fine,” Smoot said. “Do you think that’s what it would’ve been if anything had happened? . . . . No one touched a woman. There were no DUIs. We were driven home in limos. As soon as we were accused, it was like, ‘They’re football players. They must be guilty.’ Yes, we drank, but we were all old enough to drink. There were women on the boat, but no one touched them. There was no sex party. We’re smarter than that.”
Yeah, once again, it’s the media’s fault. The media lobbied the prosecutor to charge each of them with crimes. The media infiltrated the jury that convicted Moe Williams of disorderly conduct. The media also persuaded Smoot to plead guilty to disorderly conduct, at a total cost of more than $83,000 when factoring in his NFL-imposed fine, when he was in fact innocent. That’s a bunch of crap. Smoot wouldn’t have pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct if he thought he could beat the rap.
When he saw that Williams get convicted, a day after Moe’s lawyer boasted of victory, Smoot ultimatelyly decided that it was time to face reality. Also keep this in mind – Smoot didn’t plead no contest, which basically means “I’m not saying I did it, I just don’t want to fight it.” Smoot, in fact, pleaded guilty. Therefore he did it. And he said he did it. And now he’s saying he didn’t do it. I certainly do not believe it, and no one else with an ounce of common sense should, either.