It appears that suspended Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith is moving on from the incident that transpired between himself and Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito. The two players were involved in a scuffle the other week that ended with Smith ripping off Incognito’s helmet and menacing him with it.
(Interestingly, the two players have a history. Smith was hit with an $11,000 fine last year for an altercation with Incognito.)
Smith recently spoke with KRIV-TV in Houston about the incident, saying he’s forgiven both himself and Incognito:
Days after that situation I just let it go. I forgave him. I forgave myself. The thing that hurt me the worst is letting down my brothers. That’s how I’ve always been. I’ve always been the type of person that fights for the things that he loves and that’s why I’m so passionate (ESPN).
Of course, it is a little odd to forgive the person whom you attack with a helmet, but we’ll let that slide.
Smith went on to say that the suspension will be an extra motivating factor this upcoming season. Unfortunately, the Texans and the Dolphins won’t be playing each other.