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TE prospect doused with boiling water, will miss rest of season
Jonnu Smith, one of the top tight ends in college football, will reportedly miss the rest of the season for Florida International after his girlfriend doused him with a pot of boiling water, according to an arrest affidavit cited by The Miami Herald.
The Florida International senior suffered severe burns on the head, neck, back, shoulder and arm in the Oct. 31 incident, per the report.
Mary Gaspar, who is Smith's girlfriend, was charged with aggravated battery and is pregnant with Smith's child, according to the report. Gaspar told FIU police that she had been arguing with Smith throughout the day and while "feeling extremely emotional and stressed," she boiled a pot of water in Smith's dorm room, then poured it on him, per the affidavit.
NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein selected Smith as one of the top 10 tight ends to watch in college football heading into this season.
Smith, a senior, had caught 39 passes this season for 441 yards and three touchdowns.