Remember when Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith got into it with New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib. There were a couple of confrontations early in the game but Talib said it wasn’t personal.
“Never personal, man. It’s never personal,” Talib said, on the “Around the League Podcast.” ”I’m sure if I see Steve, it’d be, ‘What’s up, how you doing?’ It’s never personal, man. Him and the other guy from St. Louis (cornerback Janoris Jenkins), that was personal. He didn’t say he was going to punch me in my face after the game. He just told me to go get in the tub.”
Smith did seem to be playful after the game.
“Holding my leg and not letting me go? I play with my kids like that sometimes, but other than that, I really haven’t had that,” Smith said, smiling. “Just another notch on the bedpost.”
Albert Breer asked Smith what happened and Smith responds” “I don’t know, you’ll have to ask him cause he didn’t finish the game.”
“Ice up son, ice up.”
Well… now he has taken that catch phrase and made it a t-shirt and he is wearing it before the game against the New Orleans Saints.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 8, 2013