Steve Smith was mic’d up during his revenge mission against the Panthers so fans could get a taste of what the Trash Talk Connoisseur had to say during the game.
During a recap of the contest on Showtime’s Inside the NFL, this nugget was revealed.
Ok, Steve. I get it, you’re still mad. You’re still eating off of this revenge plot. Still getting TV time. But I find this anger very interesting given the fact that there was a recent report, by Ian Rapoport, that said Smith asked to leave after Carolina talked to him about taking a pay cut.
When #Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said they’d consider Steve Smith’s roster spot, he asked for release. Refused pay cut. Eventually cut him
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 28, 2014
H/T: Black Sports Online