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Ejected Vikes rookie already earned salty rep

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08:03 AM ET 10.08 | Having his game cut short made for a long day in Harrison Smith's world on Sunday. Smith was ejected in the second quarter of a 30-7 victory over the Tennessee Titans at Mall of America Field after he pushed back judge Steve Freeman after an interception by Antoine Winfield. ... Smith has played only five NFL games and already has earned a reputation for being salty. He nearly fought Percy Harvin the second week of training camp. He drew a $21,000 fine for an unnecessary-roughness penalty against San Diego in the preseason after the league ruled he struck a defenseless player in the head and neck area. He jarred the ball loose from Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson in the end zone last week on a blow to the gut.

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October 8, 2012  08:14 AM ET

"He jarred the ball loose from Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson in the end zone last week on a blow to the gut."

Hitting a guy in the gut is legal. Particularly if that's where the football is.

October 8, 2012  08:19 AM ET

I just got it off the news wire.....he's Courtland Finnegan's first cousin.

October 8, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"He jarred the ball loose from Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson in the end zone last week on a blow to the gut."Hitting a guy in the gut is legal. Particularly if that's where the football is.

Perhaps they are upset because CJ needs a kick in the **** not the gut

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October 8, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Vikes will be in first place after next week

They're in first place now. I keep waiting for the bubble to burst. I'm not sure if the Packers can do anything right, though.

October 8, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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They're in first place now. I keep waiting for the bubble to burst. I'm not sure if the Packers can do anything right, though.

I don't think it starts getting better for the Packers in Houston next Sunday. They need to beat the Jags and find a way to beat the Cards, then seriously regroup during their bye week.

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October 8, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Smith is lucky. There was a time when a Viking got ejected , it meant getting thrown overboard into the North Atlantic. Now they just go to the showers.

October 8, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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No, I meant sole possession. The Bears have a Bye. The Vikes will probably beat Washington. Their bubble may yet burst, but at least they are making the division more interesting

That's for sure. They could be the surprise team this season.

October 8, 2012  09:15 AM ET

The Lions are probably wondering how they missed picking this guy up...

October 8, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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Smith is lucky. There was a time when a Viking got ejected , it meant getting thrown overboard into the North Atlantic. Now they just go to the showers.

And then they take a pleasant cruise on the lake, accompanied by Nordic temptresses.

You see what happens when you get a Capital One card?

October 8, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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And then they take a pleasant cruise on the lake, accompanied by Nordic temptresses.You see what happens when you get a Capital One card?

Those are pretty good commercials

October 8, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

And then they take a pleasant cruise on the lake, accompanied by Nordic temptresses.You see what happens when you get a Capital One card?

It does have it's rewards.

October 8, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Those are pretty good commercials

Roger Goodell to Harrison Smith: "What's in your wallet?

October 8, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Roger Goodell to Harrison Smith: "What's in your wallet?

To quote another (rather old) commercial "You in a heapa trouble now boy"

October 8, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Roger Goodell to Harrison Smith: "What's in your wallet?

A little less after the conversation.



Hail to the Redskins

October 8, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

A little less after the conversation.Hail to the Redskins

Your last place Washington Redskins

October 8, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Looks like the NFC South has taken the NFC West's sweathogs moniker Atlanta 5-0 everyone else 1 win

October 8, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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A little less after the conversation. Hail to the Redskins

Hail! May his recovery be swift and complete.

 
October 8, 2012  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Your last place Washington Redskins

Waiting for the 'Boys to join us

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