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Troy Smith and Haruki Nakamura in a tangle (sorta)

Former St. Edward's High School teammates Troy Smith and Haruki Nakamura got into a little brouhaha during today's morning session with the quarterback throwing down Nakamura and the safety firing the football at Smith.

During a full-team passing drill, Smith's pass to tight end Edgar Jones was intercepted by Nakamura, who was on the receiving end of an additional push by Smith near the sidelines. Nakamura threw the ball at Smith, who was also confronted by linebacker Antwan Barnes.

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"That's just a little family love," Nakamura said, emphasizing that there is no bad blood between him and Smith. "Me and him have got a long history together, a long past. We're really close friends. If he throws a pick and he throws it to me, of course he's going to give me an extra shove. I wouldn't expect anything less."

When I asked Nakamura about throwing the ball at Smith, he replied, "Well, you know I've got to chuck it back at him just for fun. I wasn't going to let him get away with just the little shove. But it's all fun and games. We're all competing out here and we're all having fun."

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