Texans DE Antonio Smith Appealed… Denied.. Suspended For Chargers Game

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith (94) during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans DE Antonio Smith tried to appeal his suspension, but he was denied today. He was suspended for taking off Richie Incognito‘s helmet and swinging it at him:

At least we won’t have to worry about Smith on the defensive line. That is one less player to worry about. For every player that they lose, it gives us that much better of a chance to win. I will take all the chances they give us. Arian Foster… take a break. Ed Reed, rest your body. DeAndre Hopkins.. no need to play. All I want is a win.