Teammates fight at football practices - it’s a rough, physical game, and tempers flare. But usually the fights are lots of slapping and pushing. Rarely does it end with the loser being carted off, but that’s just what happened today when an All-Pro wide receiver Steve Smith wailed away on Panthers teammate Ken Lucas.
This isn’t the first time that Smith has been in trouble for brawling. Back in 2002 he was arrested and jailed after breaking Anthony Bright’s nose in a fight that broke out while watching game film, and Smith wound up getting suspended for a game. But don’t expect the same fate: he’s not a young player now but one of the best WRs in the league.
And even though the team is being tight-lipped about the injuries suffered by Lucas, it appears that they are relatively minor. At least this isn’t Bill Romanowski caving in Marcus Williams’ face.
Apparently, you should avoid getting into fights with receivers named Steve Smith. Former USC Trojan and current New York Giant Steve Smith broke teammate Dominique Byrd’s jaw in a fight over a video game bet.
No word on if Stephen A. Smith has ever assaulted anyone, other than their ears with SHEER VOLUME!