Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is still not ready to let go of his his anger toward St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins. After their two teams squared off on Sunday, Smith blasted Jenkins and said he would punch him in the mouth if he ever saw him on the streets.
Smith claimed he was angry that Jenkins googled information about him and said derogatory things about his wife. He reiterated that during an interview with Taylor Zarzour and Marc James on WFNZ the Fan in Charlotte on Tuesday.
“When I go against the opponent I talk and I may say hey I beat you and any of that stuff. But I’m not going to Google a guy’s wife’s name and try to find out little things,” Smith said, per Eye on Football. “It wasn’t just him, it was other guys on that defense that was saying it. And just to go to that extent.
“I talk mess and I love talking mess and that’s part of the game. But I would never walk up to a guy — first of all I don’t really know outside of watching him on video — and Google his wife’s name and her birthday and call her outside of her name and call that in the jest of sportsmanship or gamesmanship. … That’s not my deal. I take that as clear disrespect.”
Smith then decided it was his turn to get personal.
“It sounds like he needs to wear some condoms,” Smith added. “That’s what it sounds like he needs to wear.”
Jenkins has four children by three different women. He defended himself as a responsible father when he was entering the draft and was facing character concerns last April. Whatever Jenkins said to Smith, it obviously set him off to the point where he was still steaming about it 48 hours later.