"I go to Bible study, just like he does, every week," said Lucas. "For me not to be able to forgive him, then I'd just be wasting my time going to Bible study."
Lucas said he knew it could tear up the team if he took any other approach.
"We could pretty much throw the season away," he said.
"I have to admit it's tough as a human," said Lucas. "But it's bigger than me and Steve."
This may seem like nothing huge, but it may very well be. There have been rumblings in Charlotte that several Panthers defensive players aren't too thrilled with Smith and there was a divide in the locker room. There are some people thinking Smith could be traded, though I seriously doubt that now.
For the most part, it seems that this has been squashed. Smith agrees with the suspension and will undergo counselling. Lucas will have surgery to fix his nose and will miss a few weeks of practice.
It still remains to be seen if Carolina has been patched up a bit or if the team will stay broken.