When they arrived, police said, they saw Smith in the women's restroom with an intoxicated woman. The NFL player was assisting the woman when she vomited while leaning over a sink, according to the police report.

Smith told police that he and the woman had done a photo shoot together earlier in the evening. Officers later found what they suspected was a small bag of cocaine in the woman's purse, according to the police report.

She has not been charged and the “white powdery substance” has been sent to the police lab for analysis, according to the police.

Police said after medics arrived, officers repeatedly asked Smith to step aside; he refused to comply and said several times that he was helping the woman. Police said Smith became argumentative when they asked him to step into the hallway.

According to the police report, Smith was told that because he wasn't related to the woman and wasn't helping her, he needed to leave so that medical personnel could attend to her, and Smith replied: “I am helping her.”

Police said Smith was asked three times by an officer to leave the restroom before being ushered out to the hallway. Smith allegedly cursed at the arresting officer and asked him, “What the [expletive] are you gonna do?” When told again to leave, Smith replied: “[Expletive] you. What the [expletive] are you gonna do?”

Police said Smith was then placed in handcuffs.

While at the Towson precinct, according to the police report, Smith told the officer: “The only reason you arrested me is so you could get on the news.”

According to the police report, the officer informed Smith that he wasn't aware of who he was and that wouldn't have made a difference in the outcome of the incident.

Smith then said, according to the report, “You will see this [Sunday] on ESPN.”

After the arrest, Baltimore County police said Smith was cooperative with officers at the precinct. Smith was released from custody from the Towson police precinct about 11:15 p.m. after being issued a citation; a court date is pending. The woman was transported to a local hospital,police said.

A 2011 first-round draft pick from Colorado, Smith hadn't previously been in trouble with the law since joining the Ravens. When Smith entered the NFL, he faced scrutiny about his character because of a history of off-the-field problems. He was cited for third-degree assault and two underage drinking violations in college.

Smith is regarded as one of the top young defensive players on the roster, and the Ravens have said they eventually want to sign him to a long-term contract extension.

The Ravens exercised a fifth-year option for 2015 for Smith this offseason, so he's due a $6.898 million base salary that year. The salary becomes fully guaranteed if he's on the roster the first day of the 2015 league year.

Smith and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, haven't commented on his arrest.

“I have discovered in terms of public relations that Americans will forgive almost anything if people are truly contrite,” Brickell said. “One mistake shouldn't unravel everything someone has built in their life.”

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