The agent for WR Steve Smith said he just got off the phone with his client, who knows he's in trouble for this morning's fight with CB Ken Lucas.
"He said he made a big mistake," agent Derrick Fox said.
Smith's no longer in camp, but Fox said that Smith's personal absnce this afternoon was planned in advance, to attend to a family matter.
Fox was still discussing matters with Panthers officials, and wasn't sure on any potential punishment.
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