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Jimmy Smith's misdemeanor case has been dismissed

The misdemeanor case against Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was dismissed Friday, according to a clerk with the District Court of Maryland in Baltimore County.

Prosecutors decided not to go forward with the case after weighing the evidence, the clerk said.

Smith was charged with failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order of a law enforcement officer on July 12 when he was arrested by police and given a citation after an incident at a Baltimore County bar. His court case had been scheduled for Feb. 17.

"Jimmy is thrilled to put this case behind him," said Warren Alperstein, Smith's lawyer. "He remains fully focused on his continued recovery."

Smith, who suffered a season-ending foot injury in October, has recently begun walking. Considered one of the team's top defenders, Smith is expected to resume running in a few weeks.

He was the fifth Ravens player arrested last offseason. In the previous four incidents, the case was either dropped or the player was accepted into a pretrial diversion program: running back Ray Rice (felony aggravated assault, accepted into pretrial diversion program), offensive lineman Jah Reid (misdemeanor battery, accepted into pretrial diversion program), wide receiver Deonte Thompson (felony possession of marijuana, charges dropped) and rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (misdemeanor destruction of property, drunk and disorderly, case dismissed).

This was the first arrest of Smith's NFL career.