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Whatta Guy Steve Smith Is

Posted by Mike on September 30, 2008

What do you do for a teammate who just one month earlier you knocked out on the practice field ? You give him the ball that you got your first touchdown with. That’s exactly what Steve Smith did after catching a 54-yard touchdown from Jake Delhomme. Immediately following the touchdown, Smith handed the ball to recently knocked out teammate Ken Lucas. Is that class or what ? I’m sure Lucas is going to have this ball mounted somewhere in his house, just to remind him of the Schultzing he took from Smith. From Winston-Salem Journal:

The growing kinship between Steve Smith and Ken Lucas was evident yesterday in the Panthers’ 24-9 victory against Atlanta.

Smith scored his first touchdown of the season on a 54-yard pass from Jake Delhomme late in the second quarter, then presented the ball to Lucas on the sideline.

It was another gesture of camaraderie after Smith broke Lucas’ nose with a punch during training camp and was suspended for the first two regular-season games.

“Since Day One, since the moment it happened, he has done everything that a man could ever do from a forgiveness standpoint,” Lucas said. “My hat is off to him. I’m surprised, but I’m not surprised.

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