Former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. spilled the beans on national TV that he didn’t leave the Carolina Panthers empty-handed after the team released him following the 2013 season.  

When the topic of Demaryius Thomas playing his former team came up. Smith chimed in with this little gem. 

This is the NFL, and as long as there is free agency, this will happen every time a player leaves on bad terms. 

Always try to be as nice as possible when you no longer want someone on your team.