Video: Jason Smith Flagrant Foul on Blake Griffin

Roger Goodell might have to call Jason Smith of New Orleans soon. Oh, btw, he’s not on the Saints, but the Hornets. After Smith’s absolutely outrageous flagrant foul on Blake Griffin earlier tonight, it’s understandable if you got the two confused. What’s in the water down there in New Orleans?

Smith received a Flagrant 2 foul, which is an automatic ejection. I’d expect him to serve a suspension for that foul. Maybe even multiple games.

There was no play at all towards the ball, and it was extremely dirty. I like a good, physical foul, but there was no excuse for that kind of foul. [side note- I wonder what the old Ron Artest would have done to Jason Smith if he had either been Blake Griffin, or on the Clips … ] I get that Griffin can get a bit irritating, his physicality frustrates others. But really, just straight up charge at him? None of that, please.

New Orleans won the game 97-90. Vinny Del Negro’s coaching tenure appears to be done.