Steve Smith’s dislike of the New Orleans Saints didn’t disappear when he left the NFC South.
The longtime Carolina Panthers receiver, now with the Baltimore Ravens, nearly started a full-team brawl Monday night when he and Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro got into it along the sideline.
Smith appeared to instigate the scuffle when he knocked off the second-year defensive back’s helmet, but only Vaccaro was flagged on the play.
The Ravens went on to win 34-17, dropping the Saints to 4-7 on the season. Smith played a major role in the victory, catching four passes for 89 yards and a touchdown before delivering another A-plus quote in his postgame interview.
"I made a pact with myself that I'd look in the eyes of all my victims before taking their lunch money," Steve Smith on Kenny Vaccaro—
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It’s not the first time Smith has been in the middle of a fight with the Saints. He sparked a mini-brawl between the Panthers and Saints back in 2011.