Earlier today, TMZ tweeted about Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith posing with some feral hogs he’d recently shot and killed:
Torrey Smith Poses with Dead Hogs After Kill https://t.co/6WlVyCUoMW
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 8, 2019
It’s not clear from their article or even their tweet that TMZ was trying to shame Smith. In fact, the article mentions the out-of-control feral hog population and the damage the animals are causing. But for what it’s worth, just in case anyone’s wondering, Smith doesn’t sound like he’ll be packing for a guilt trip anytime soon:
Guys are staying out of trouble so we need news somewhere. I’m a country boy. I hunt. I eat what I shoot. This is not a story. Just be happy that you aren’t a hog or I’d come for y’all too ? https://t.co/ar1ELJwScZ
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) April 8, 2019
SportsCenter cohost Sage Steele’s giving Smith props for doing his part to fix a serious problem:
Love this, and love your response! We’re eating the elk & deer venison my husband hunted last fall for dinner tonight, bring the fam & stop by!
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) April 8, 2019
Mind if we come, too?
You shouldn't have to explain anything to anyone.
— ThisisCraig (@craig24jones) April 8, 2019
Never apologize for hunting! You’ve got an army behind you. Anyway the industry can help, let us know. ?
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) April 8, 2019