"To build a case or leak stories that are inaccurate or that I forced something," Smith said. "That's unfair."
The veteran wide receiver also took issue with former coach Ron Rivera's handling of his breakup with the organization.
"He didn't come to me man-to-man," Smith said, via WFNZ's Chris Kroeger. "He said he's a player's coach ... He hid in his office."
On pace to shatter the record for most receiving yards in a season by a wide receiver age 35 or older, Smith was robbed of the AFC Player of the Week award by the league's boxscore drones.
Smith will get his revenge when his bust is unveiled in Canton -- complete with an oversized chip on the shoulder.