Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith had a bit of a hiccup during his interview with The Dan LeBatard show on ESPN Radio Thursday. The veteran wide receiver was pulled over by police shortly after the interview began.
Smith was in the middle of answering a question about players in the NFL that he doesn’t like when it sounded like he got distracted.
“Oh, see you guys got me in trouble,” he said. “I’m getting pulled over by the police.”
Smith said he was not speeding and that he was guessing the cops pulled him over because he was talking on the phone. He offered to put the hosts on hold until after he dealt with the police, so they chatted among themselves for a while. It didn’t take long for him to return to the phone line.
“Hey, when you don’t have any warrants or prior arrests it goes a long way with being a good citizen,” Smith said.
He downplayed the influence of the fact that he is an NFL receiver and said he was cleared when police realized he had no priors. When asked why he got pulled over, Smith pulled the race card.
“Hey, you know, a brother driving a nice car,” he said. “Sometimes they’ve got to make sure the registration all matches up.”
And that was that. Fortunately for Smith, slugging an unsuspecting teammate doesn’t go on your permanent record. Otherwise, he may have had to chat with police a little longer.
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