The grueling nature of NFL training camp often causes players to do things to break the grind of camp life. Thanks to cornerback Cortland Finnegan, the St. Louis Rams have gotten into the "Smack Cam" trend that has taken over social media. "Smack Cam" is when someone smacks an unsuspecting friend in the face and puts the reaction on Vine.
According to StLouisRams.com, these are the rules the team plays by:
The rules are pretty simple: it’s a game for players only. If any player is at any time wearing team issued Rams gear, he’s fair game. The Rams’ version of Smack Cam involves whipped cream pies and though it’s been pre-dominantly a defensive-oriented game so far, anyone is fair game.
Most of the Smack Cams come from the Vine account of CB Trumaine Johnson, with a number of unsuspecting players being the victims (warning: some NSFW video).
This poor kid thought he was about to be the victim of a Smack Cam.
Finnegan took it to the next level when he got defensive end Chris Long during a live shot on NFL Network (via For The Win).
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.