Steve Smith doesn’t root for any team but the Carolina Panthers. One reporter found that out the hard way when he asked the wide receiver if he would be rooting for the Seahawks to beat the 49ers, since the latter knocked the Panthers out of the playoffs on Sunday.
Here is Smith’s reaction.
I’ll give Smith credit for saying "bleep." And of course I have sympathy for the reporter, who was made to look silly, but was just doing his job. It’s difficult to come up with questions in the locker room with so many people vying for players’ attention.