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Lovie Smith’s son, Mikal, arrested on sex trafficking, prostitution charges

Mikal Smith, the son of Illinois coach and former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, was arrested in Tempe, Arizona, on Thursday on multiple charges related to sex trafficking and a prostitution ring, according to multiple reports. 

Smith, Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich tweeted out, is facing conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, money laundering, pandering, prostitution, sex trafficking and threatening or intimidating charges. 

He was arrested Thursday morning and booked into the Gilbert Chandler Jail, according to NBC 12. He is due in court Sept. 10. 

Smith played briefly at the college level for Arizona in 1996, and then worked as an assistant coach under his father for four seasons with the Bears from 2009-2012. He rejoined his father in Tampa for a two-year stint as the Buccaneers’ safeties coach in 2014 after spending a year with the Cowboys. Lovie was fired after the 2015 season, which marked the last time either coached in the NFL.

Lovie has since taken a job with Illinois, where he was entering his fifth season.

 

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Wow, that is very shocking! How do you get yourself into a situation like that after having everything handed to you on  a silver plate? So I take it, his coaching positions on is Fathers teams were not earned? He was not able to parlay a 6 year NFL coaching career into another opportunity? Even though it is not the same exact circumstances, this reminds me of Sam Hurd. Making over $1M a year to play football, but decides to become a drug kingpin? Why do people do this to themselves?

I am completely shocked by this.....no more words.

Charles Leno, Jr. and Cody Whitehair are SOLID!

2021 is the year the Bears put it all together! (2020 is a scrub)

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That's all kinds of stupid...

When you bleed, make it orange and navy blue

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Like to hear the rest of the story. I feel sorry for Lovie mostly. Not that any parent would be happy with this, but I just feel that the kind of person that Lovie is he must be feeling like he failed. 
 

like you said Shadow, it's hard to fathom why someone in his position would ever turn to something like that. 

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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Calbrooks wrote:

Like to hear the rest of the story. I feel sorry for Lovie mostly. Not that any parent would be happy with this, but I just feel that the kind of person that Lovie is he must be feeling like he failed. 
 

like you said Shadow, it's hard to fathom why someone in his position would ever turn to something like that. 

With all the charges he is facing, we will never hear the entire story. He will plea bargain this away and try to serve as few years as possible. I can't see this as being a false accusation. There are to many things going on here. Witness manipulation is a serious crime too.

Charles Leno, Jr. and Cody Whitehair are SOLID!

2021 is the year the Bears put it all together! (2020 is a scrub)

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The Shadow wrote:

 

Calbrooks wrote:

Like to hear the rest of the story. I feel sorry for Lovie mostly. Not that any parent would be happy with this, but I just feel that the kind of person that Lovie is he must be feeling like he failed. 
 

like you said Shadow, it's hard to fathom why someone in his position would ever turn to something like that. 

With all the charges he is facing, we will never hear the entire story. He will plea bargain this away and try to serve as few years as possible. I can't see this as being a false accusation. There are to many things going on here. Witness manipulation is a serious crime too.

I doubt very much it is false, just wondering how he got there. 

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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Calbrooks wrote:

 

The Shadow wrote:

 

Calbrooks wrote:

Like to hear the rest of the story. I feel sorry for Lovie mostly. Not that any parent would be happy with this, but I just feel that the kind of person that Lovie is he must be feeling like he failed. 
 

like you said Shadow, it's hard to fathom why someone in his position would ever turn to something like that. 

With all the charges he is facing, we will never hear the entire story. He will plea bargain this away and try to serve as few years as possible. I can't see this as being a false accusation. There are to many things going on here. Witness manipulation is a serious crime too.

I doubt very much it is false, just wondering how he got there. 

Just speculating, no facts here, but.

When a kid gets his life handed to him on a silver plate and is never expected to earn anything. They have a false sense of entitlement. Lovie did this with both of his sons. He made one his "Agent" (on a forgone concluded negotiation) so he good reap the Agents cut and get him started in his career. The other son he hired as a coach on his staff (Mikal) which is nepotism. That made it so a real coaching applicant out there had one less opportunity. Nepotism is never a good thing. For every Shannahan out there, there is a hundred Mikal's. For every Wade Phillips there are a Hundred Rieds(Andy's son). I know a lot of coaches started by working for their Dads, but some still had to earn it, some didn't.

Fathers try to help and protect their kids. That's natural. But there is a price to pay when you make it too easy for them. There is a famous actress and her husband going to prison for trying to make it easy for their daughters getting into USC. With bribery. Instead of making them study, get good grades, and get in on their own merit. After all, $500,000.00 would have paid for a lot of tutoring. 

I too, feel sorry for Lovie in this case. Not only has his child fallen far from the proverbial tree. He has brought shame and disgrace onto his family. I think if this were my son, I would most likely disown him. I raised my son to know better and to treat women as people and not objects.

Charles Leno, Jr. and Cody Whitehair are SOLID!

2021 is the year the Bears put it all together! (2020 is a scrub)

Go Bears!

 

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