Kansas City defensive lineman Shaun Smith has created a little bit of a fuss around the NFL. That's what happens when you have been accused of grabbing an opponent's genitals in back-to-back weeks.
First, it was Cleveland center Alex Mack (no, not this Alex Mack) who claimed that Smith touched his no-no places in a post-play pile-up during Kansas City's Week 2 win. San Francisco offensive tackle Anthony Davis said that Smith did it again on Sunday (and the video below seems to back up his claim).
"He tried to feel me," Davis told CSNBayArea.com. "That's weird, right?"
Well, yeah, kind of. I mean, under pretty much all circumstances, I would think the grabbing of genitals is weird. But I'm not a professional football player, so I asked Ravens nose tackle Kelly Gregg, who has been in his fair share of scrums over the years, if anything is off-limits when you're buried underneath a pile of bodies.
"I'll tell you what's off-limits, getting called out twice for [grabbing genitals]," Gregg said. "I don't know what's going on there. Yeah, a lot of things go on in the pile, but you can't be doing that week in and week out."
So there you have it. Genital grabbing is OK in moderation, but if you get called out for it, knock it off.
Oh, and, as promised, here's the video of Smith getting to third base with Davis: