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Report: Panthers WR Smith fined

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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was fined an undisclosed amount for calling referee Dan Ferrell "garbage" a day after an Oct. 6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, according to ESPN.com.

Smith claimed that Ferrell missed at least one pass interference call and would not give him the proper spot late in the third quarter of the game.

"To be honest, I make enough money where if (commissioner) Roger (Goodell) wants to fine me, he can," Smith said Oct. 7. "I really think that referee probably was the sorriest referee I have ever met."

Smith would not say last week if he had been fined.
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