Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/8/12
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith was hoping he wouldn't be suspended for pushing away back judge Steve Freeman during Sunday's win against the Tennessee Titans. He received even better news Monday.Smith, who was pulled away from a group of players by Freeman and then pushed the official away, was not suspended or fined for the incident, a league spokesman confirmed Monday.Early in the second quarter following an interception by Antoine Winfield, Smith and a few players exchanged words with Washington. When Freeman intervened and pushed Smith out of the way, the Vikings' safety batted away Freeman's arms and was ejected from the game."It was just stupid for me to even be involved," Smith said after Sunday's game. "I just got, kind of, caught up in the heat of the moment. At the end of the day, you can never touch the officials. They have a hard enough job as it is, and to make it harder on them is just stupid. It's something I don't ever want to do ...
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