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Ravens CB Jimmy Smith To OBJ: Hit Me After The Whistle, There'll Be A Fight

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith was pretty clear about what would happen if things got chippy between him and Odell Beckham Jr. this Sunday.

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has had his fair share of scuffles and outbursts this year, and Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith is certainly aware of that. It's probably what led him to say this on Wednesday:

Yikes. Smith didn't leave much ambiguity to his statement, adding, per PFT:

“All of that extra hitting and talking, that’s not going to fly,” Smith said, per “That’s not my game. I like to line up and play. Give me your best shot, and I’ll give you mine." “But if you hit me after the whistle, there’s going to be a fight.”

He's almost certainly trying to get under Beckham's skin with these comments. Beckham is a highly emotional player, and while he thrives on that energy to do things like this— ">

—It also leads him to doing things like this:


This matchup should be a good one.

The Giants take on the Ravens this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. E.T. and the game will be broadcast on CBS.