Found October 06, 2012 on CJ Sports NASCAR Talk:

harrison Why the Minnesota Vikings hit the jackpot with their 29th overall pick.“Baltimore has traded the 29th pick to Minnesota.. With the 29th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Harrison Smith, defensive-back, Notre Dame.” the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on April 28th, 2012 at the 2012 NFL Draft.
Smith (redshirted freshman year) started his football career at Notre Dame his sophomore year as a linebacker and started 9 of the 13 total games. During Smith’s junior year he started the first 6 games of the season playing strong safety and played the last 6 games of the season back at linebacker. During Smith’s final 2 seasons at Notre Dame he really had an impact on the team as he was the starting safety and piled up 183 tackles (along with 7 interceptions which were all in his junior season.)




Harrison Smith should be fined or suspended for pushing a referee

Vikings FS Harrison Smith is not expected to be suspended for shoving an official in Sunday’s win. Smith won’t even be fined for what he admitted was a “stupid” act. Smith missed 2/3 of yesterday’s game, which surely factored into the league’s decision not to issue a one-game ban, but that is pathetic by the league office.  If you touch Tom Brady’s knee they fine you...

Smith avoids suspension, fine for pushing ref

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,...

Smith apologetic for run-in with official

MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith was apologetic following his ejection from Sunday's game after trying to push back judge Steve Freeman out of his way following an altercation with Tennessee Titans receiver Nate Washington. Early in the second quarter following an interception by Antoine Winfield, Smith and a few players exchanged words with Washington...

Vikings say rookie Smith won't be punished more

Minnesota Vikings strong safety Harrison Smith won't be punished further for his shove of an official that drew a 15-yard penalty and automatic ejection from Sunday's game against Tennessee. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday the team was told by the NFL that Smith won't be fined or suspended. The rookie was pulled away from a tussle with some Titans players by...

Rookie Smith bringing physicality to secondary

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Detroit Lions All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson has created nightmares for Minnesota Vikings' coaches and defensive backs for five years, feasting on a secondary unable to handle his length and speed and often unwilling to be physical with the 6-foot-5, 239-pounder. In nine games against Minnesota, Johnson had 41 catches for 575 yards and six touchdowns. Last...

Vikings safety ejected for pushing ref

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been ejected from the game against Tennessee after pushing an official who was trying to break up an on-field altercation. Several Titans and Vikings tangled in the second quarter after Minnesota's Antoine Winfield intercepted a pass from Matt Hasselbeck. The hard-nosed Smith was right in the middle of the confrontation, and an official...

Vikings' Smith won’t be fined or suspended

Vikings safety Harrison Smith won’t be suspended and or fined for making contact with an official.

Vikings' Smith ejected for pushing ref

Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's against the Tennessee Titans for pushing a referee. After Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield intercepted a pass by Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, Smith pushed Tennessee wide receiver Nate Washington. An official attempted to pull Smith away from Washington, but Smith pushed the referee...

Mistake-prone Vikings still rip Titans

MINNEAPOLIS -- There were more than a few stalled drives, ill-advised penalties and mistakes. But for the Minnesota Vikings, it didn't matter one bit. Quarterback Christian Ponder threw interceptions on consecutive passes. So what? The Vikings, relatively penalty-free for much of the season, got whistled five times for 60 yards and had safety Harrison Smith ejected in the second...

LA City Council & AEG sign agreement for NFL stadium in downtown LA

Its a done deal! The city of LA is one step closer to having an NFL team. The Los Angeles city council unanimously approved plans to build Farmers Field, the proposed $1.5 billion football stadium will be located in downtown LA next to the Staples Center and LA Live complex.  This is a major milestone for the city, even thought it doesn’t even have a football team yet. Mayor...

Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray using controversial language

Since the bountygate scandal, we've become sensitive to talk of injuring players on purpose, perhaps too sensitive at times. That's why Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray's words are under the microscope following a statement yesterday. Per the Tennessean, Gray, who used to work for Gregg Williams, used language that may draw the ire of Roger Goodell...
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