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Shi Smith arrested for unlawful carrying of a handgun, drug possession

Liberty quarterback Malik Willis showed of impressive skills at Pro Day and Mike Florio and Charean Williams wonder if he will get picked up by the Carolina Panthers or another team in need of a quarterback.

Panthers receiver Shi Smith was arrested Friday for unlawful carrying of a handgun, speeding 16-24 mph over the limit and drug possession, Marc Whiteman of WYFF News 4 reports.

The Panthers released a statement, saying, “This is a pending legal matter and there will be no further comment at this time.”

Arrested in his hometown of Union County, South Carolina, Smith received a cash surety bond. His first court appearance is June 14.

The Panthers drafted Smith in the sixth round in 2021, and he appeared in six games as a rookie. Smith made six catches for 104 yards.

He is the second member of the team arrested this offseason. Tight end Ian Thomas was charged with five misdemeanors last month following a July 2021 arrest for attempting to evade police.