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Steve Smith picks up some extra change by not picking a fight


Attention John Harbaugh: Here comes a positive story about fights in your joint practices with your brother’s team.

There weren’t any, so new Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith picked up a little extra cash.

Via Jamison Hensley of, Smith said he won the office pool on the over-under on fights he’d get into with the 49ers.

I had zero, so I got all the cash,” Smith said.

Clearly, the message the Harbaughs sent while scolding the media got through to their players, as there were no scuffles during the sessions.

But it’s easy to see why Smith became the barometer, as he jaws with opponents during practices and has been known to scrap, even with his own teammates.

The only thing he likes more than that kind of competitiveness is money, so the smart money was still on the longtime Panthers wideout.

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27 Responses to “Steve Smith picks up some extra change by not picking a fight”
  1. flash1287 says: Aug 11, 2014 3:01 PM

    What a D-bag!!
    Another dirt ball on a team full of scum.

    Wait till JUMP BALL JOE puts one of those punts he throws up out of reach, little Steven will be swinging.

  2. phillytailgater says: Aug 11, 2014 3:02 PM

    Yeah I guess those millions he has made over his career weren’t enough for him to be a professional. Straight office pool cash homie! That’s whats up.

  3. scrp2 says: Aug 11, 2014 3:02 PM

    Game incentives with illicit gambling???

    Year suspension for Harbaugh!

  4. youtubeingravenvids says: Aug 11, 2014 3:02 PM

    Uh oh. NFL may consider this a reverse-bounty and fine him and the Ravens and suspend our head coach for the season.

  5. hakunamangata says: Aug 11, 2014 3:02 PM

    You do know what sarcasm is right?

  6. bucrightoff says: Aug 11, 2014 3:05 PM

    Everyone knows Steve Smith prefers punching his own teammates.

  7. RavenzGunnerz says: Aug 11, 2014 3:07 PM

    Let’s bet.
    Bet what?
    You will not get into a fight!
    How much?
    50 bucks!

    I won. I didn’t not get into a fight.

    Easiest money ever…

  8. 4thquartermagic says: Aug 11, 2014 3:11 PM

    “I thought the NFL didn’t approve of pay for play systems rewarding players for their behavior on the field.”

    -Greg Williams

  9. enlightenedskeptic says: Aug 11, 2014 3:13 PM

    Now fine the Ravens for violating the salary cap.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 11, 2014 3:13 PM

    Some people will do anything for money.

  11. jbl429 says: Aug 11, 2014 3:14 PM

    And this sort of betting is okay with the league? Or will they be denying there was actually any money involved tomorrow?

  12. schmitty2 says: Aug 11, 2014 3:29 PM

    Congrats to you Steve on being….you know …a professional and not a punk.

  13. uncommon1 says: Aug 11, 2014 3:36 PM

    Dude needs a cash incentive to not act like a criminal?

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 11, 2014 3:43 PM

    Consistent. Last year their whole team got paid for not putting up a fight.

  15. dickjagger says: Aug 11, 2014 4:38 PM

    And what did your team do “crown of the hypocritical”? NOTHING!

  16. Bull Rush says: Aug 11, 2014 4:45 PM

    So here’s the problem I have. This little quote from Smith was maybe 5% of an article about the joint Niners/Ravens practices. Hensley wrote a nice article about how valuable both teams thought these practices where and how the Ravens worked hard to make the Niners fell welcome and at home. Yet we pull out that 5% about fighting, slap that title on it and roll it back out because that is what the “audiences really want”. Maybe the audiences would like you to go a step further and given its success hint at other teams who might consider doing the same thing in the future. That’s a positive interesting spin.

  17. leatherhead9 says: Aug 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    Wonder what the over-under will be for September 28th?

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 11, 2014 5:23 PM

    Nothing new here criminal behavior by criminals…….it’s Baltimore folks……a white suit and an elevator…lasting memories

  19. 941bucs says: Aug 11, 2014 5:27 PM

    Was it about a three fity?

  20. scoobies05 says: Aug 11, 2014 5:32 PM

    great point. sorta like a bathroom and a birthday party. gosh what a joke this guy is

  21. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 11, 2014 6:10 PM

    great point. sorta like a bathroom and a birthday party. gosh what a joke this guy is

    0 0
    Report comment. It will always be the accused versus the convicted or plea dealer. A fan base that applauds a wife beater is a very sick fan base. The joke is on on you and Baltimore and the entire country is laughing at you. Enjoy!

  22. scw1993 says: Aug 11, 2014 7:16 PM

    Garbage organization from top to bottom… Rice for beating his wife, Ozzie Gruesome for keeping his butt on the roster and not cutting him the minute he was indicted, the fans for giving him several standing o’s and for actually thinking that Rice’s wife tripped on something herself in the elevator, knocking herself out, thus the laughable two game suspension, the owner for not firing any of them, the coach stating that Rice is a great guy, on and on. Are there schools, or any kinds of educational plans in the Baltimore area that teach right and wrong? You can still love and support your team without applauding a player who clearly did the wrong thing by knocking his wife out. Local fan voices should have been raised against this behavior, instead of applauding it.

  23. Canton Bulldogs says: Aug 11, 2014 8:38 PM

    “A fan base that applauds a wife beater is a very sick fan base. The joke is on on you and Baltimore and the entire country is laughing at you. Enjoy!”

    I’d say its a fan base that has seen what Rice has done for the community for six years. He then screws up big time but the fan base who has seen his other work for years wants to support the people involved without condoning the action in the same way a friend wouldn’t turn their back on a friend when they screw up. The only people laughing are people like you who are blinded by their hate and run on fewer than normal brain cells. Enjoy!

  24. Bull Rush says: Aug 11, 2014 9:12 PM

    Dude, an entire fan base is hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children. To label them all as “very sick” is bombastic.

  25. steelersnowand4ever says: Aug 12, 2014 9:08 AM

    New Orleans Saints are betting on Steve Smith betting that he won’t get into any fights this year. To the winner (?) goes a years suspension for getting extra rewards.

    Roger Goddell
    Master of the Footbal Universe

  26. guitarkevin says: Aug 12, 2014 11:57 AM

    Anyone who bashes on other people for ANY reason is either trying to pull people’s chains or just a lonely person in need of attention.

    I have been a proud Ravens fan since 1996. I don’t always like what the players do on and off the field, but the overall product is WAY better than most of the teams in the NFL.


  27. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 12, 2014 7:32 PM

    How great that this chronic loudmouth winds up with a sad end to his career on a weak team like this.

    Can’t wait for the first sideline tirade where he’s barking at Jumpball Joe for not getting it done.

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