The St. Louis Rams lost 30-15 to the Carolina Panthers, in what went from a football game to a brawl. If the disappointment of the game and the Rams franchise quarterback Sam Bradford wasn't bad enough, Steve Smith's comments could be the boiling point.
After the game, one of Fox's sideline reporters let the Carolina Panthers receiver run his mouth - I mean talk. He wasn't exactly happy with the Rams after the game:
Wow then Steve Smith talked shit. "One guy got kicked out, another should have. That's what you get for having fake juice."— Tevin Broner (@T_Bron) October 20, 2013
Wow fake juice, that's a new insult. I'm guessing he basically means if you're going to talk, back it up. But who else did Steve Smith think should have gotten kicked out of the game?
Steve Smith: Janoris Jenkins was talking trash about my family. If I see him in the streets I'll punch him in his (effing) mouth— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) October 20, 2013
Steve Smith furious. Said St. Louis CB Janoris Jenkins had learned his wife's name, talked about her. Said he'd love to see him on street.— Tom Sorensen (@tomsorensen) October 20, 2013
If you think that's bad, reporter Jonathan Jones has more gems for you. Here's the transcript from the chat that Jones transcribed.
Take us through the touchdown, looks like you made some guys missed. "I’ll let Janoris Jenkins go over it on film on Monday."
Did you point to him? "Yes, I directly pointed to him."
Did you think you’d get a taunting penalty? "Don’t give a damn."
What was the dance you did? "Well he thinks he’s Deion (Sanders). He’s not."
To get your 800th catch against him… "He’s just another notch on the bedpost. That’s 800. He ain’t no different."
For your 800th to be a touchdown, what’s that mean to you? "Just another dude."
Did you have any run-ins with him before? "No. What I don’t like is a young guy, comes in, obviously his first time ever using the internet and Google, and he Googles information about me, talks about my wife and stuff like that. That’s kind of some of the (B.S). I just don’t play with."
What specifically was he saying? "That’s all I’m going to say. I don’t play them games. When you try to take it personal like that, I don’t have any great humbling things to say. So he can take his (butt) back to St. Louis and watch the (expletive) film because I don’t play them games. And if I see him in the streets I’m going to punch him in his (expletive) mouth.
On your touchdown celebration, was that a little bit extra? "When you embarrass people you rub it in their face. When your dog (urinates) on the carpet, you rub it in his face."
Google even gets dragged into the mix!
Honestly, everyone knows trash talk does get personal. My advice to Janoris Jenkins is next time make the plays if you want to talk smack.