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Buckeyes’ Devin Smith OK after flipping car, slamming into utility pole

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There are days when we as human beings should count our blessings.  For one member of the Ohio State football program, and from the sound of it, this is one of those days.

The Canton Repository reported this morning that Buckeyes wide receiver Devin Smith was involved in a one-car accident over the weekend.  The accident, which occurred at 8:30 a.m., occurred when Smith’s vehicle left the road, eventually flipping and slamming into a utility pole.

There was no indication that Smith suffered any injuries as a result of the accident, although his vehicle had to be towed from the scene.  From the Repository:

The traffic report indicates alcohol was suspected in the crash. Smith’s blood was tested and the results showed that he was under the legal limit, according Chief Mark Brink. The accident remains under investigation.

Smith is expected to be cited for failure to control, although he’s certainly grateful the end result wasn’t much, much worse.

Smith’s 44 receptions for 660 yards and eight touchdowns were all good for second on the team. With Philly Brown’s departure, Smith is easily the Buckeyes’ leading returning receiver.

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6 Responses to “Buckeyes’ Devin Smith OK after flipping car, slamming into utility pole”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Jul 3, 2014 6:22 PM

    “Everyone please take a minute and count your blessings and really appropriate the precious life you live!”


    I think the word you’re looking for there is “appreciate”… I’m sure an indication this young man was still shook up when he composed this tweet…Glad he sustained no life threatening injuries…

  2. canetic says: Jul 3, 2014 8:19 PM

    I often have traces of alcohol in my system at 8:30 am. Good sign.

  3. classyjacklambert says: Jul 3, 2014 9:09 PM

    Glad he is okay and no one else got hurt. Some of us are luckier than others and we should indeed count every blessing we receive.

  4. jrs45 says: Jul 3, 2014 9:51 PM


    Can’t believe you would say that. No matter what team it is you don’t ever wanna see that.

  5. classyjacklambert says: Jul 3, 2014 11:00 PM

    Look I talk a lot of trash, but life and death is no joke. These are kids and it’s not a game when it comes to car accidents. Hopefully a lesson was learned and nothing worse comes from this in the future.

  6. tigersfandan says: Jul 4, 2014 12:12 AM

    Yikes! Glad to hear he’s okay.

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