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Hall of Fame DE Bruce Smith convicted of DUI

Former Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith has been convicted of DUI in Virginia court.

Smith was pulled over in mid-May for speeding and was later arrested after refusing to take a breathalyzer and failing field sobriety tests.  According to Gregg Rosenthal (NBC Sports), Smith's lawyer argued that Smith "struggled with the heel-to-toe walk of the field sobriety test because of all his previous surgeries."

Smith was sentenced to 90 days' suspended jail time and fined $350.  The NFL's all-time sacks leader is expected to appeal the fine.  The Buffalo News also notes his driver's license was also revoked for a year thanks to his refusal to take the breathalyzer.  As Rosenthal mentions, this isn't Smith's first run-in with drinking problems; he's been arrested three times previously for DUI-related incidents, but until today had never been formally punished.

Less than one month from today, on August 8, Smith - along with Bills team owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. - will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.