Florida International University senior tight end Jonnu Smith will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after his girlfriend splashed him with boiling water in his dorm room.
According to David J. Neal of the Miami Herald:
Miami Gardens resident Mary Gaspar, five months pregnant with Smith’s child, was charged with aggravated battery. The future mother of Jai’en Quasim Smith, according to her Twitter account, has been released on a pre-trial release order.
The two argued through the day over the attention Smith was paying her and their relationship. While in Smith’s dorm room and “feeling extremely emotional and stressed,” she told police, she boiled a pot of water. Then, she walked over to Smith and poured it on him.
When Smith didn’t react strongly enough for her, she started hitting him with her open hands, she told police.
Over four seasons, he has racked up 175 receptions for 1,936 yards and 17 touchdowns. That includes 39 grabs for 441 yards and two scores this year, making him the team’s No. 2 receiver behind wideout Thomas Owens.
Smith is projected to be a late round draft pick in next year’s 2017 Draft.