Nuggets' J.R. Smith had driver's lice...

Nuggets' J.R. Smith had driver's license suspended 5 times

There are 30 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Jun 12, 2007, titled Nuggets' J.R. Smith had driver's license suspended 5 times. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

New Jersey motor vehicle officials say Denver Nuggets' guard J.R. Smith had his driver's license suspended five times in less than a year.

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bogey

Englewood, CO

#1 Jun 12, 2007
Smith has had his license suspended 5 times.....another case of a superstar geting a slap on the wrist. See other sport stories posted june 12th...."J.R. Smith had driver's license suspended 5 times" located on this web site.
lovin life

United States

#2 Jun 12, 2007
another good reason to ban him from the sport.
Winston

Denver, CO

#3 Jun 12, 2007
I'm thinking with all the crackdowns in professional sports regarding image, he will be in some trouble with the league for this one. Give him a cell with Paris, and they can make a movie together and sell it on the internet
hope

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jun 12, 2007
We all need to pay attention more no matter what when we drive. I mean no one is safe any more there are nut's out there not saying that he is one. We don't know what really happened but him. I feel sorry, for the family of his friend and for him having to go through that. Some people just don't need to drive at all. I pray for us all!
sharon

San Francisco, CA

#5 Jun 12, 2007
Why is he driving any way? I mean I don't understand why they keep letting him drive. To me he is a mess and don't need to drive at all. He needs to go to driving school. That's just to many points and in less then a year. Come on. If it was an older person they would take them. Maybe that what the need to do with JR take them away. I feel sorry, for all that was involed. IT'A SHAME!
sharon

San Francisco, CA

#6 Jun 12, 2007
oop's should have said they need to do
Deb

Monroe, LA

#7 Jun 12, 2007
5 times in less than a year. Nice. What a role model. Oops I forget that sports figures no longer have that standard as role models because so many of them are screw ups nowdays.
No matter what happened, his passenger died. He has had a suspended license 5 times in less than a year. He needs a cell also with more than 45 days.. He isn't Paris Hilton, he has now caused a death.
People whom have money or are involved in a high visibility sport, or entertainers, etc. really are not anything more than a human being like we all are. PAY THE PRICE.
mikey

Castle Rock, CO

#9 Jun 12, 2007
His license was in good standards at the time of the crash. So far no one said he was drunk or high so it sounds to me that he is just a bad driver. All of this stuff that people are commenting has nothing to do with this story. It's a sad story, because he did lose a friend too. Sounds like he don't need to be driving anything with his bad record.
mikey

Castle Rock, CO

#10 Jun 12, 2007
John Huffman3568 wrote:
Unfortunately this is what happens a lot of times when you give a really young person more money than they know what to do with. In a way, all these negative stories abouot the athletes are a good thing, because the various sports league are becoming aware of the problems and starting to crack down.
What does having too much money have anything to do with bad driving. Broke people run stop signs too and don't get me started on the old folks. He will pay for what he did and he deserves punishment for it. He will also have to deal with the guilt of losing his friend. This story have nothing to do with money. Its about a bad driver that need his keys removed.
Vince

Denver, CO

#11 Jun 12, 2007
Seems like a "3 strikes and you're out" philosophy could be applied in regards to driver's license laws. There should be a limit to how many times a license can be suspended as this is a symptom of serious problems. Perhaps some lives could be saved.
Jim

Denver, CO

#12 Jun 12, 2007
J.R. Smith should never have been allowed to get his lisence back earlier. That's what money does! Hope they hang him. The Denver Nuggets don't need players that get into this kind of trouble on their team. These guys are suppose to be "Role <odels" for our youth.
sharon

San Francisco, CA

#13 Jun 12, 2007
The question should be what happened? I have read so many things since. I want to understand before I say what's on my mind about this and the 5 times in less then a year thing. No one is perfect and we all have to take responsiblity for what we do. I don't blaim him because we where no in the car with them. It's sad that his friend passed away. Now all that matters is that they find out what really happend and pray for the families of all involed. Life is life and things happen we have no control over. I pray for JR also he has to live whit this for the rest of his life. GOD BLESS US ALL!
sharon

San Francisco, CA

#14 Jun 12, 2007
We where not there. that's what I ment
Kate

Aurora, CO

#15 Jun 12, 2007
How can someone's license appear as in "good standing" if it had been suspended 5 times in a year? Why was it possible to have it reinstated so many times in a year? That is pathetic!
PEACEUP ATOWN DOWN

Denver, CO

#16 Jun 12, 2007
Winston wrote:
I'm thinking with all the crackdowns in professional sports regarding image, he will be in some trouble with the league for this one. Give him a cell with Paris, and they can make a movie together and sell it on the internet
LOL MAY HAVE ALREADY DONE THAT ONE.
Mark

Mattapan, MA

#18 Jun 12, 2007
My son just had his license suspended for 6 months, for having 6 points in a one year time span. I don't have a problem with that, he will not drive except to work. I do have a problem with someone who has had 20+ points and 5 suspensions in a 1 year time frame and still able to drive. I agree with Kate above, HOW PATHETIC!!!
ren

Littleton, CO

#19 Jun 12, 2007
pays to be black and have money
here we go

United States

#20 Jun 12, 2007
well.. (ren).. that aught to get things stirred up.
mikey

Castle Rock, CO

#21 Jun 12, 2007
here we go wrote:
well..(ren).. that aught to get things stirred up.
I know huh. ren just want a little attention.
mikey

Castle Rock, CO

#22 Jun 12, 2007
John Huffman3568 wrote:
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Actually it has a lot to do with bad driving. If you were able to drive around knowing that any traffic infraction you might commit would not result in monetary hardship or a loss of license, you would probably be less likely to obey the laws. When you have money, you can get your license suspended 5 times in a year and still be in good standing at the DMV. I agree with you, poor people run stop signs too, but the mentality with many celebrities and sports stars is that they don't have to be responsible. I feel for him, and I know the loss of his friend will weigh heavily on him, not to mention what he has to deal with in relation to the law. Let's just hope there wasn't alcohol or drugs involved.
I understand your point. Paris Hilton is a prime example of that

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