Hats Off to the Carolina Panthers: Thank You For Setting an Example!

Rodney PyatteCorrespondent IAugust 4, 2008

I would just like to say thank you to the Carolina Panthers!! Thank you for not taking it anymore from these athletes who think they can do whatever they want!!! For those of you unaware of what I'm talking about; Panthers Wide Receiver Steve Smith punched Cornerback Ken Lucas during a training camp scuffle the other day and broke his nose! In spite of the fact that the Panthers first two games are against the Chargers and the Bears, they responded by suspending Smith for 2 games with no pay! I live in North Carolina and want you guys to know that Steve Smith is very active in the community and is one hell of a football player!! But athletes must know that there are consequences for their actions! They aren't the exception to the rule. The children in our community and across the United States look to these guys as heroes and it's not real hero-like to punch out a guy who is your teammate! Kudos to the Panthers for taking a stand!!!