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Steve Smith to Dwayne Jarrett: 'You're Here to Play Football'

Apr 22, 2008 – 3:21 AM
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Over a month ago, Panthers' receiver Dwayne Jarrett was arrested for a DWI in the Charlotte suburb of Mint Hill (his court date is set for June 23). During a charity golf tournament in Raleigh, Steve Smith chimed in on Jarrett's issues.
"You know, the party session is actually over. This is the NFL," Smith said. "You make plays. You're here to play football. You do the party scene at your own discretion, but on Sundays, we're here to play football. If you can't play football, you won't be playing with the Carolina Panthers or any NFL team.

"So, this isn't a poke at anybody," he added at a charity golf tournament hosted by fellow NFL players Torry and Terrence Holt. "That's just the way it is. You know, you produce, you're in. You don't produce, you're out."

This isn't the first time that Smith has called out Jarrett. During last season, Smith famously told Jarrett to stop talking to the media and "why don't you go home and watch some film?" After which, Jarrett grinned ... to which Smith capped it with "Seriously."

Smith is an intense guy who is highly competitive ... so getting on his bad side isn't a good thing. Jarrett really struggled in his rookie season (just six receptions) and will see his playing time drop with Muhsin Muhammad back. Perhaps he can get his ish together and start listening to Smith and Muhammad and become a difference maker.
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