Steve Smith has never been one to hold back his thoughts. During yesterday’s game, Smith felt like he didn’t get the calls he should have and decided to from umpire Dan Ferrell. According to The Charlotte Observer:
“I got a (pass interference) penalty, which is very interesting,” Smith said Monday, via The Charlotte Observer. “I got leg-humped and hugged a few times. Being a pretty good flag football player, I think I got my flag pulled on my jersey a few times. I would say pretty much, I take that one on the chin and just say it was me. I’ve got to play better.”
“It was pass interference in Mexico, Europe, rugby — in pretty much every other sport but in Arizona yesterday,” Smith said. “But then when I pushed off it was pass interference.”
“To be honest, I make enough money where if Roger wants to fine me he can,” Smith said. “But I really think that referee probably was the sorriest referee that I have ever met.”
“When I dove for the first down (and) he was standing right there, he didn’t even acknowledge — he received a check that day and I hope he feels good. He was terrible. He was garbage.”
Steve brought the ether for this poor ref. I don’t know if this will help he get any calls the next time the Panthers play though. Saying that a ref let you get leg humped is bad enough but actually calling out Roger Goodell will probably earn him a hefty fine.
Even if he makes enough money to take the hit.