Former Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot was a guest on a podcast and claimed that no one likes former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.
“Nobody that meets Emmitt Smith likes Emmitt Smith,” Smoot said, via the Washington Post. “Have you ever heard anybody say, hey man, I met that Emmitt Smith and I really love him? Nobody likes Emmitt Smith. I don’t know if he’s just a jerk because he’s a Cowboy. I don’t know. He be rubbing people the wrong way.”
Smoot has always had a hatred towards the Cowboys, so these comments shouldn’t be a surprise.
“We hate Dallas,” Smoot told Dan Steinburg of the DC Sports Bog at one time. “We hate Dallas. It’s just been like that, and it’s always gonna be like that. I got family members that love Dallas so I don’t even talk to them during the week. That’s just what it is. I literally don’t talk to them….You know, I was in that Mississippi [State]-Ole Miss hatred battle, and once I got here and Darrell Green kind of sat me down and said look here, this is how it is, this is your Ole Miss now. And I kind of bought into it….I can be around the players off the field and stuff, but when it’s time, it’s time. Usually I’m one of the guys that come out early before the game to talk to players that I know off the other team. I never do that against Dallas. Ever. Never.”
I like Emmitt. I miss watching him on ESPN.