Torrey Smith can teach us something about turning the other cheek.
He's hoping that his fellow league member won't miss two games. The Washington Redskins’ Brandon Meriweather is appealing the NFL’s decision to suspend the safety for the illegal hit he delivered on Smith last Saturday.
In a recent Twitter conversation between Smith and former NFL wide out Plaxico Burress, Smith messaged the world that he’s at peace with the incident and sounded that he's grateful he didn't suffer a concussion.
Fans know Smith as an extremely humble individual and man of faith whose voice is respected in his community and in the league. We appreciate his heart for this matter. He also acknowledges that he's here to "just play," and does not make or enforce the rules. As for Meriweather, the safety must change his"injure-all mentality and die to his killer instincts. Last year, after the Redskins snipped the Chicago Bears Meriweather was quoted:
"To be honest, man, you’ve got to go low now, man," Meriweather stated, per Zac Boyer of the Washington Times. "You’ve got to end people’s careers, you know? You’ve got to tear people’s ACLs and mess up people’s knees now. You can’t hit them high no more. You’ve just got to go low."
If Smith’s intention was for Ravens fans to practice forgiving others, this should trigger a reconciliation revival in Baltimore. Let's spread #RavensKindness today!