October 01, 2014
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) heads toward the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Evan Vucci

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Steve Smith took some parting shots at the Carolina Panthers, three days after the outspoken wide received led the Baltimore Ravens to a 38-10 win over his former team.

Smith, who spent 13 seasons in Carolina before being cut in March, called into a Charlotte radio station Wednesday and said the Panthers ''stabbed him in the back.''

Smith took direct aim at Dave Gettleman, telling WFNZ-AM that Carolina's second-year general manager said he was ''a shadow of the player I used to be'' and added that the GM said he was ''jealous'' of quarterback Cam Newton. Smith says he was told he was a ''nuisance.''

The receiver says coach Ron Rivera ''never even spoke to me through the whole ordeal.''

Smith had seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Baltimore win.


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