Steve Smith's suspension: first two games
Coach John Fox announced that WR Steve Smith has been suspended for the first two games of the season as punishment for his fight with Ken Lucas.
Fox added that Ken Lucas suffered a broken nose in the altercation. This is the third fighting incident involving Smith. In addition to the well-publicized film session beating of Anthony Bright, Smith also got into it with receiver Guilian Gary in 2002. There was a consensus among local media that Smith had to be punished severely to send a message that his explosive behavior will no longer be tolerated.