Former Panthers RB Rod Smart missing, police ask for help

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Former Panthers running back and original XFL legend Rod Smart has been reported missing, and authorities in South Carolina have asked for help locating him.

According to Andrew Dys of the Rock Hill Herald, police in Lancaster County, S.C. (just south of Charlotte) have asked for any information about Smart’s whereabouts, describing him as a “missing endangered person.”

The 42-year-old Smart was last seen on June 12 near Indian Land, S.C.

“Family and deputies have concerns about his well-being and safety,” said Doug Barfield, spokesman for Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

Smart spent four seasons with the Panthers, and was perhaps best known for his XFL nickname of “He Hate Me.”

He was last spotted driving a silver 2016 Nissan Maxima (license plate PJR-1759). Anyone with information is asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office at 803-283-3388.

41 responses to “Former Panthers RB Rod Smart missing, police ask for help

  1. what is with caeolina?

    lane, carruth, hardy and now this guy?
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    I moved from Green Bay to SC 25 years ago and still haven’t adjusted. It’s a great place if you’re into robbing and murders and whatnot, otherwise just stay away. Even Myrtle Beach is a nightmare now days…

  2. tylawspick6 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    what is with caeolina?

    lane, carruth, hardy and now this guy?

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    He’s not wanted for rape or murder, he’s missing. He’s no Aaron Hernandez

  3. I moved from Green Bay to SC 25 years ago and still haven’t adjusted. It’s a great place if you’re into robbing and murders and whatnot, otherwise just stay away. Even Myrtle Beach is a nightmare now days…
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    That’s odd. I moved here from northern New England about 40 years ago. everything was great until about 25 years ago. What a coincidence, or maybe not.

  4. “ylawspick6 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    what is with caeolina?

    lane, carruth, hardy and now this guy?”

    Robert Kraft, Aaron Hernandez, Donte Stallworth, Alfonzo Dennard, Kevin Faulk, Willie Andrews, Duron Harmond, Brandon Spikes, Julian Edelman.
    Man what is wrong with the players up on New Englad. Laundry list of issues.

  5. jman967 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    “ylawspick6 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    what is with caeolina?

    lane, carruth, hardy and now this guy?”

    Robert Kraft, Aaron Hernandez, Donte Stallworth, Alfonzo Dennard, Kevin Faulk, Willie Andrews, Duron Harmond, Brandon Spikes, Julian Edelman.
    Man what is wrong with the players up on New Englad. Laundry list of issues.

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    Aaron Hernandez is the only one on that list that makes any sense. I am pretty sure misdeemenaors occur on every single NFL team, Einstein.

    Wow. People are so dumb today.

    Talk a walk, breath some fresh air.

    The Panthers have had weird things happen to their franchise like disappearances, murders, approved domestics, etc.

  6. pkrlvr says:
    June 18, 2019 at 12:59 pm
    what is with caeolina?

    lane, carruth, hardy and now this guy?
    —–
    I moved from Green Bay to SC 25 years ago and still haven’t adjusted. It’s a great place if you’re into robbing and murders and whatnot, otherwise just stay away. Even Myrtle Beach is a nightmare now days…

    38 43 Rate This

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    It’s a crappy part of the region. Asheville and Charleston are much nicer. RTP area of NC is nice.

    It is what it is.

    It’s all NASCAR and college sports with pick ups and pop music they call “country”.

  7. Smart-mouth comments, check.
    Unnecessary political comments, check.

    Man you all are wonderful people.

  8. It’s been a few days longer than you’d think before help is asked for. Hope he is ok.

  9. Dublin Demons says:
    June 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm
    It’s been a few days longer than you’d think before help is asked for. Hope he is ok.

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    I thought it normally took 2-3 days before a non-mentally handicapped adult can have a missing persons report filed, and the another 2-3 days before the police start asking for outside help given the reality of investigation.

  10. Smart spent four seasons with the Panthers, and was perhaps best known for his XFL nickname of “He Hate Me.”

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    So after years of playing the pronoun game…we might actually find out who “he” is?

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm
    jman967 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    “ylawspick6 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    what is with caeolina?

    lane, carruth, hardy and now this guy?”

    Robert Kraft, Aaron Hernandez, Donte Stallworth, Alfonzo Dennard, Kevin Faulk, Willie Andrews, Duron Harmond, Brandon Spikes, Julian Edelman.
    Man what is wrong with the players up on New Englad. Laundry list of issues.

    0 1 Rate This

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    Aaron Hernandez is the only one on that list that makes any sense. I am pretty sure misdeemenaors occur on every single NFL team, Einstein.

    Wow. People are so dumb today.

    Talk a walk, breath some fresh air.

    The Panthers have had weird things happen to their franchise like disappearances, murders, approved domestics, etc.

    _________________________________________

    Donte Stallworth got drunk and killed someone with his car.

    Alfonzo Dennard convicted of felony assault on an officer, multiple drug and firearms charges and convictions.

    Willie Andrews multiple gun charges (one in Texas, how do you get a gun charge in Texas?) convictions and drug charges.

    Duron Harmond was kicked out of Costa Rica for drug possession.

    So I’d say there are some ex-Patriots that make a ton of sense on that list. Every team including the Pats have drafted or hired or are owned by disreputable people. Of guys that have played 32 games or started at least 16 games for the Panthers those 4 represent 2.3% of players. Compared to the US rate of 8% with a felony the Panthers have done a pretty good job of getting decent guys to play and start for them.

  12. Smart spent four seasons with the Panthers, and was perhaps best known for his XFL nickname of “He Hate Me.”

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    Actually it was the only thing he was known for.

  13. I moved from Green Bay to SC 25 years ago and still haven’t adjusted….
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    If it’s such a horrible place then why don’t you move back to Green Bay?

  14. tylawspick6 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm
    jman967 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm
    “ylawspick6 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    what is with caeolina?

    lane, carruth, hardy and now this guy?”

    Robert Kraft, Aaron Hernandez, Donte Stallworth, Alfonzo Dennard, Kevin Faulk, Willie Andrews, Duron Harmond, Brandon Spikes, Julian Edelman.
    Man what is wrong with the players up on New Englad. Laundry list of issues.

    0 1 Rate This

    —————————-

    Aaron Hernandez is the only one on that list that makes any sense. I am pretty sure misdeemenaors occur on every single NFL team, Einstein.

    Wow. People are so dumb today.

    Talk a walk, breath some fresh air.

    The Panthers have had weird things happen to their franchise like disappearances, murders, approved domestics, etc.

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    Wow. Someone that can’t spell or even use spellcheck calling others dumb? I’m surprised that you remember to breathe. I bet that you have a misdemeanor on your record.

  15. pkrlvr says:
    June 18, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    I moved from Green Bay to SC 25 years ago and still haven’t adjusted.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Sounds like a personal problem. I left GB in 1987 and haven’t looked back. I’ve since lived in St Louis and Hampton Roads and retired to Palm Springs, CA. This country is filled with wonderful and amazing places. I still love the Packers, but there weren’t any good job opportunities in my career field in NE Wisconsin. Enjoy where you’re at. Life is too short to do otherwise.

    PS I have friends living in SC who love it there. Maybe it’s not South Carolina.

  16. Gee. I sincerely hope he’s okay. But I must say — when he wore that “He Hate Me” on the back of his jersey in the XFL, I couldn’t help but think he had some serious problems in his life.

  17. tylawspick6 says:
    June 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    what is with caeolina?

    lane, carruth, hardy and now this guy?

    Aaron Hernandez? Julian Edelman? James Harrison? Reche Caldwell (since you are going back that far)? List goes further.

    Seriously reading is fundamental. So is critical thinking. Or thinking at all. Carolina has one of the best records of NFL player infractions, period.

    Plus. Not sure you noticed but the guy is MISSING. Not accused of anything but um…being missing. Most of us wish for help for this man. You post beyond your normal…stuff. Again. Reading is fundamental.

    I’m just surprised you didn’t say cap hell. Shaking my head in utter disbelief.

    For the rest of us, here’s hoping the man is found, safe and alive. I’m personally praying for it.

  18. Tylawpick6 is just a little confused because when players on his team go missing they are always wanted posters to help identify them. Also you guys kept leaving Brandon Spikes off your lists of criminal New England players

  19. Great news. Glad it had a safe outcome. But the media should move on. It is not our (or the media’s) business as to Smart’s personal life/health.

  20. These usually don’t end well unfortunately. If he hasn’t had any bank card activity in six days, that isn’t a good sign.

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