VIDEO: Remembering When Steve Smith Punked Malcolm Jenkins During a Panthers-Saints Brawl

Jason Schandl
Remembering when Roman Harper's cheap shot on Steve Smith started a Saints-Panthers brawl.
Remembering when Roman Harper's cheap shot on Steve Smith started a Saints-Panthers brawl. / YouTube: the CNtaco

The NFC South features some of the most intense rivalries in the NFL, with three different teams having won the division within the last five years.

Those rivalries were on full display back in 2011, when New Orleans Saints safety took a cheap shot on Carolina Panthers wideout Steve Smith, sparking a brawl.

To start things off, this was an incredible play by Smith, embarrassing Saints' corner Jabari Greer to get an easy run for a touchdown. Then, it looked like it was just a pure frustration play from Harper as he leveled Smith about three yards into the end zone with a blatant late hit.

Smith didn't even react much at first, celebrating his touchdown, but then he got into the frey as the teams came together. Saints DB Malcolm Jenkins got hold of Smith, but the wily veteran was having none of it, throwing Jenkins to the ground as a few players from each team joined the melee.

Jenkins is now a respected veteran himself, but at just 23 years old in 2011, he learned the hard way that you don't mess around with grown-man strength.

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