Remember when Chiefs defensive tackle Shaun Smith was fined $10,000 for grabbing an opposing player’s genitals in back-to-back weeks?
Yeah, the NFL says that never really happened.
Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that the NFL has rescinded the fine after an appeal from Smith. The NFL said that a video didn’t conclusively show Smith grabbed 49ers tackle Anthony Davis’ junk.
Wait, what? That’s not conclusive? You could try to make the case for Smith, but it should count for something that opponents in back-to-back weeks stated Smith went low on them. (I’m running out of euphemisms here.)
fought the case, and I’m happy,” Smith said. “But [it doesn’t erase]
all the bashing of my name and all that stuff. I have kids and my kids
looked at it.“