Smith sent home by Panthers after hurting Lucas in sideline fight

Updated: August 2, 2008, 1:39 PM ET
Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith was sent home from training camp Friday after he punched teammate Ken Lucas at practice, leaving the starting cornerback holding an ice pack to his left eye before he was carted to the locker room.

Panthers coach John Fox said Smith and Lucas returned to Charlotte, about 80 miles away, after the fight. Neither player was present for the team's second practice Friday night.

The Panthers didn't provide an update on the ...

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