Remember State Rep. Fred Smith from West Memphis? He’s the former Harlem Globetrotter who was convicted of felony theft & resigned from the Arkansas House last year. Well, he’s decided to take a play out of the Washington Generals’ playbook and give it another go, despite all the odds.
Smith filed for re-election just before the state’s deadline last Thursday. You can imagine the media circus this has triggered.
On Friday, Smith reportedly told reporters he is running for re-election to “clear my name & give God all the glory.” He stopped just short of calling himself the Messiah, choosing rather to characterize himself as the sports world’s biggest faith hero:
I’m the Tim Tebow of state representatives.
When asked which judge would be reviewing Smith’s appeal to have his conviction expunged, Smith quipped,
God. God is handling the case.
I guess we will wait & see how God rules.