Smith recently explained that he was fined $15,000 last season for wearing a Giants cap on the postgame podium. It was a nice display of regional synergy, but it also was against NFL rules, which permits players from wearing non-NFL-sponsored gear of a competing league in the 90 minutes following a game.
The fine was later reduced to a warning by Merton Hanks, former long-necked 49ers cornerback and current NFL fine czar.
"So it's weird," Smith said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. "I could wear a Polo shirt after the game and they're not going to fine me."
Or no shirt at all. Smith should start treating his postgame pressers as a series of escalating dares. Let's make Merton Hanks earn that corner office.