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Panthers WR Smith blasts Rams CB Jenkins

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins taunted him during Sunday's NFL game by making derogatory comments about his wife.

Smith said that's why he spent extra time celebrating in the end zone - he even pointed at Jenkins - after beating him for a 19-yard touchdown reception in Carolina's 30-15 win.

''When you embarrass people you rub it in their face,'' Smith said.

The wide receiver went further using profanity.

''I don't play them games. And if I see him on the street, I'm going to bust him in the mouth,'' he said with an expletive.

Smith had five catches for 69 yards.

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