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Sean Smith, on a secure line, says no tampering

New England Patriots' Welker can't keep a handle on an incomplete pass against Miami Dolphins' Smith during their NFL football game in Foxborough Reuters

In the words of Ron Burgundy, that escalated quickly.

Not long after we mentioned Vontae Davis’s perhaps-accidental, perhaps-hacked declaration that Dolphins free agent cornerback Sean Smith was talking to the Chiefs well in advance of the league’s sanctioned tampering period, Smith himself has taken to a longer form of the medium to defend the sanctity of the process.

After an initial “Whoa! No I didn’t,” Smith expounded in a way that makes perfect sense.

Ok this is getting out of hand,” Smith began, on a message that went way over 140 characters. “I’ve never talked to any other team besides the Miami Dolphins. Yes I talked to vontae and I told him Al Harris (our former coach) got the job up in KC and that I talked to him a few days ago to tell him congrats. That’s it! Now why he interpreted that as “talking to KC” idk but there is NOTHING going on! This is ridiculous”

He also tried to take poor Davis off the hook, saying: “Lol He panicked, tried to help… not the best idea but I appreciate it.”

Smith presents a reasonable and realistic version of events, that I’m perfectly willing to accept — more than Davis’s claim that hackers got to him.

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12 Responses to “Sean Smith, on a secure line, says no tampering”
  1. tyler4richardson says: Feb 27, 2013 3:45 PM

    And todays non issue of the day goes to……………………. Vontae Davis.

  2. annes22 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:46 PM

    There we go, Vontae getting it all wrong again. He got nothing right with the Dolphins so obviously things haven’t changed. Vontae wouldn’t know hacking from hacking.

  3. mackie66 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:53 PM

    The Dolphins are sure gonna miss these two….

  4. cantonbound13 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:58 PM

    2 high Jeff Ireland picks that won’t be playing for the Dolphins in 2013.

  5. nublar7 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:59 PM

    Smith says he talked to Al Harris a few days ago. hmm, Al Harris is the Defensive Backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Wouldn’t talking to a coach of another team be the definition of tampering?

  6. crosbyhasgonorrhea says: Feb 27, 2013 3:59 PM

    Vontae should have just called his grandma

  7. randyschwimmer7 says: Feb 27, 2013 4:09 PM

    Are you absolutely sure that Sean Smith didn’t need to call his grandma before he told you this?

  8. phinfan says: Feb 27, 2013 4:36 PM

    Dumb and Dumber

  9. promickey says: Feb 27, 2013 5:34 PM

    Not to long ago Vontae Davis claimed that he and Sean Smith were the best CB duo in the NFL.

    Well Smith wants $8M to $10M. His play is not close to being worth it. These two guys have got to be the most delusional duo in the NFL.

  10. mazblast says: Feb 27, 2013 6:03 PM

    Talking to an assistant coach with another team, is not tampering as long as you don’t discuss player movement or contract.

  11. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Feb 28, 2013 8:10 PM

    Sean Smith is very similar to bobby Taylor, not going to intercept a lot of passes and a #2 CB.

  12. dolfan007 says: Mar 3, 2013 11:13 AM

    I would rather Sean Smith go any place, than be over paid by the Dolphins.

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