Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was sent home from practice yesterday after getting in a fight with teammate Ken Lucas.
Here's how it went down according to Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer:
Smith and Lucas were standing on the side of the field while the special teams worked. And suddenly there was movement, and bodies came together and more bodies came together and linebacker Jon Beason finally wrapped up Smith and pulled him apart from Lucas.
According to reports, Lucas was seen holding an ice pack on his left eye. Sorensen suggests that a suspension for training camp or in the preseason wouldn't make much sense. His recommendation is for the Panthers to hold Smith out for the first three regular-season games.