Steve Smith apologizes for shredding Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy on NFL Network

During an interview on ESPN's "The Pat McAfee Show" on Friday, the Carolina Panthers legend addressed his run-in with Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, apologizing for brutally criticizing the fourth-year player on national television:

Before a "Thursday Night Football" game on Oct. 12, Smith, who works for NFL Network, apologized for calling Jeudy a "JAG" (Just A Guy) on his podcast in the past. 

When the two collided, Smith claimed Jeudy blew him off and cursed him out, prompting Smith, never one to take slights, to exclaim on NFL Network:

Jeudy didn't seem to relish the spotlight, especially with the NFL trade deadline looming on Tuesday and speculation about his Broncos future.

Smith explained on Friday that he wanted to apologize when he heard Jeudy didn't appreciate what he had to say, but he responded poorly when Jeudy snubbed him:

Smith basically apologized for reacting adversely to Jeudy's reaction to his attempt to apologize.

You may argue that Jeudy, the former 15th overall choice, underperformed in his NFL career, but there aren't many guys in NFL history who have received a public apology from Steve Smith.

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