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University of Memphis quarterback Smith arrested

Memphis starting quarterback Cannon Smith has been arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chip Washington said the 23-year-old Smith was booked into the county jail after being arrested at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Smith is the son of FedEx founder and CEO Frederick Smith. He played in seven games for the Tigers (1-11) after sitting out last season as a transfer from Miami.

WMC-TV reported that Smith refused to pay a taxi fare and became combative.

Memphis coach Larry Porter said in a statement that officials are aware of what happened and are investigating before making any statements or decisions on the player.