Former Michigan State running back DE'VEON SMITH was FIRED by the Pittsburgh Maulers for disagreeing with the team's meal choice.
Apparently, Smith was offered chicken salad by a staffer, but he didn't want it. He asked if he could have a slice of their pizza instead. The guy who'd served him said no, and asked if that would be a problem. Smith said YES, then walked away.
And that was enough to get him bounced. In a video released by the USFL, coach Kirby Wilson explains that Smith violated a team rule against disrespecting, quote, "football or members, staff, USFL, hotel, etc."
It also shows Kirby telling Smith he's fired . . . and basically refusing to let Smith tell his side of the story.
The online consensus seems to be that this is a pretty ridiculous reason to fire someone.
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