• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NCAA BB
  • Golf
  • Tennis

Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Super Bowl Commercials
Broncos Win Super Bowl 50
Home of Super Bowl 50
Watch Now 16 Things to Know Full Coverage

Steve Smith 'touched' by viral video of young Panthers fan 'bawling'

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Gavin is not happy about the Panthers' decision to cut Steve Smith. (YouTube)
Steve Smith is reaching out to young Gavin. (YouTube)

Over the weekend a video surfaced that showed a young Panthers fan being, frankly, tormented by his father about the Panthers releasing Steve Smith. He did not take it well.

The young man, Gavin, cried so hard that it "touched" Smith (he'd tweeted looking for the kid and said he got in touch with Gavin's family).

"It touched me a little bit," Smith said on ESPN Radio. "He was bawling. He had the ugly-face cry."

Smith plans to give the kid some Panthers and Ravens swag to ease his pain and, as it turns out, already knew young Gavin.

"Here's the funniest thing," Smith said. "I actually met Gavin three or four years ago. That's why he actually bawled. Our kids actually interacted a few times. He also knows me as Boston's dad ... our youngest."

So that's cool for young Gavin. But the hard part is going to be figuring out who to cheer for, assuming he's trying to be a fan of wide receivers.

Maybe his answer in the video -- "Nobody!" -- is more right than he'll ever know.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
NEVER MISS A BIG STORY
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking
 

nfl Video

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016
Johnny Manziel update
(3:25)
February 8, 2016
Back to Backer (2/8)
(10:01)
February 8, 2016
1ST QUARTER: Will Peyton Manning retire?
(1:38)

Latest

Most Popular

2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl