Steve Smith’s temper has flared up again. Smith, the Panthers’ No. 1 receiver, was involved in a fist fight with cornerback Ken Lucas. The Associated Press reported Lucas was carted off the field with an ice pack over his left eye.

Smith was charged with assault in 2002 after he punched Anthony Bright during a film session. Bright suffered a broken nose and spent two nights in the hospital.

The 5-foot-9 Smith is supposed to punish opponents’ cornerbacks, not his teammates.