[Kansas City.com] After an appeal, the NFL rescinded the $10,000 fine it levied on defensive lineman Shaun Smith for allegedly grabbing the groin area of a San Francisco 49ers player during a game last month.
Smith received a letter from Art Shell, the NFL’s appeal officer, saying video of the incident didn’t show conclusively that Smith grabbed the player, Anthony Davis, in the groin area.
“I fought the case, and I’m happy,” Smith said. “But (it doesn’t erase) all the bashing of my name and all that stuff. I have kids and my kids looked at it.”