Originally written July 25, 2012 on The Other Paper:
An acrobat wowed the judges and fans of the television show "America's Got Talent" after being fired through the uprights of a Newark, N.J. football field from a cannon 40-yards from the goal line.

David "The Bullet" Smith performed the death-defying stunt while competing on the popular talent show Tuesday night.  The winner of AGT goes home with $1 million and a chance to headline a Las Vegas show.

Smith— holding a colorful football— was fired from the barrel of a huge cannon, soared forty yards through the air  before splitting the uprights of the goal post and landing in a net lining part of the end zone.

The celebrity judges— Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel stood in jaw-dropping awe on the sideline while hundreds of fans cheered after Smith's amazing feat.

According to Smith, 85% of all people who perform this stunt are killed doing it.

Stern, aka Fartman, joked that Smith should be fired from AGT host Nick Cannon the next time.  To which Mariah Carey's husband sternly replied, "It ain't gonna happen."

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