Steve Smith Says He Doesn’t ‘Give a F*ck’ About Two Rookies Losing Respect For Him
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. is in the last year of his career and he’s on a mission to aggravate every single cornerback in the league before he retires. Two of those cornerbacks have spoken out about him after they matched up with the 37-year-old.
Back in September, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey had this to say about him after their game:
“He’s still a good player. I’ll say that about him. But I don’t respect him as a man,” Ramsey said of Smith to Mark Long of The Associated Press.
Safe to say Jalen Ramsey and Steve Smith are not going to be friends.
— Alyssa Lang (@AlyssaLang) September 25, 2016
Then, Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Anthony Brown spoke out against Smith:
“I had respect for him before the game, but after the game I have no respect for him anymore,” Brown said. “He’s a real character, and I actually saw it for myself [Sunday]. I don’t got nothing to say about Steve Smith.”
“Coming into the game they already told me what kind of player he was,” said Brown, a sixth-round pick out of Purdue. “But until you see it for yourself, then you’re just, ‘calm down,’ but it’s hard because he keeps yapping after every play. It’s kind of hard.”
On Wednesday, Steve Smith Sr. responded to both of them in the most sarcastic way possible:
“I can really give a flying fuck,” Smith said.“Older guys, they understand the respect game. These young guys, these new millennium guys, they don’t really get it,” Smith said.
“I’ve had two rookies that unfortunately, they have lost all respect for me, so it’s been really keeping me up at night. It’s tragic. I’ve been losing sleep. With all the lack of sleep, I know we lost, but I was almost unable to send my cleats and gloves all the way to Canton because of the lack of the sleep thing.”
Never change, Steve.