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Chiefs' Sean Smith on suspension: 'You do the crime, you do the time'

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Credit Kansas City Chiefs CB Sean Smith for taking responsibility for the actions that led to his suspension.. Asked on Thursday if thre three-game suspension in response to his 2014 DUI is fair, Smith said, "Yeah, I guess. You do the crime, you do the time."

Driving drunk is a serious crime so I will agree that pretty much any punishment is warranted. However, the league did seem to throw an extra game onto Smith's suspension, apparently due to the wreck that he caused on that night. Most DUIs will be two game suspensions. Frankly, I would have appealed that with the league, who is inconsistent in their punishment as everyone who has turned on ESPN and seen DeflateGate knows. Plenty of players (see: Bell, Le'Veon) have successfully appealed in unique cases. So, yeah, I would have appealed. That said, I can understand Smith perhaps wanting to put this behind him and move on.

Moving onto more positive topics...

-Eric Berry mentioned Smith's name earlier this week as one of the teammates that visited him in Atlanta as he was going through his treatments. Smith said that Berry's spirit was "ridiculous" and he's an inspiration.

"That's my brother, you know what I mean?" Smith said, via quotes distributed by the Chiefs. "This is somebody I've only known a couple years, but the impact he has had on my life has been ridiculous. I definitely look up to him, he's an amazing guy. I could sit here for hours and tell you how great he is as a person. So, whenever I had a chance to go down there and check him out, definitely."

-Essential dorm items include a comforter, according to Smith.

"You need something soft under your back because these dorm beds are brutal," Smith said. "I have a nice bed at home so I try to bring as much padding as I can to sleep on at night. You need everything, I want to be as comfortable as possible because we are going to be here. We're locked down, there's nowhere to go."

-Smith sounds slightly excited for his return to the field, which will come Week 4 in Cincinnati.

"It's going to be exciting, I can't wait to get back out there with the guys, to run out (of) that tunnel, hear the crowd chanting and screaming, seeing all that red out there. It's going to be amazing. I can't really put into words what it's going to be like but it's going to be something to see."

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