In the past few years Steve Smith has undergone this PR make-over to make him more fan friendly and likable. Up until today it has worked. People don't put Smith in the same conversation in terms of distracting the team as say a Chad Johnson, T.O. Plaxico Burress, and so on and so on.
But Smith is and has always been a punk. A punk that has wheels, but nonetheless, a punk. Today Smith reminded all of us that had forgotten just what kind of punk he is. According to the Charlotte Observer, Smith beat the shit out of cornerback Ray Lucas to point where he was carted off the field.
Nice job. For a guy who always brings up "nothing matters unless you win" this is an interesting approach to help make your team better so that they can win some games. It's not like Ray Lucas is chicken shit. The guy can play, and is arguably the best corner in the NFC South.
Here is exclusive footage of the fight: