Steve Smith Will Talk Trash to You Even If You're Not in the NFL Anymore

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No one—and we do mean no one—talks trash like Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith. He proved it back in October when he got into it with Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins. He proved it last week when he dropped a bomb on Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. And he proved it again yesterday when he did a radio interview with ESPN's Mike & Mike in the Morning and talked some trash about a guy who isn't even in the NFL anymore!

So who was Smith's target? This time, he had his sights set on former Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot. According to Smith, he ended Smoot's career back in 2005 when he recorded 11 catches, 201 receiving yards, and a touchdown during a game in Carolina—despite Smoot talking trash to him both before and during the game.

"A guy that I take pride in—I destroyed his career—is Fred Smoot," Smith said when asked about his love for talking trash. "He was never the same after. After coming in Bank of America Stadium, things just went downhill [for him] from there."

That's not entirely true. Smoot actually played for another four years after that season and even earned a $34 million contract from the Vikings. But the fact that Smith still remembers the game well enough to talk trash about it eight years later is awesome. Like we said, no one does it better than him. And he just proved it again.

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