Antonio Smith's child abuse investigation is not only sexual in nature ... TMZ Sports has learned the alleged victim is one of his relatives. We broke the story ... the Fort Bend County Sheriff's… READ MORE >
Antonio DeShonta Smith (born October 21, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma State. Smith was drafted 135th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft and was the starting left defensive end. During the 2008 NFL Season, Smith played in every game and had 2 forced fumbles and 3.5 sacks. Despite a great performance during the course of the season, the Cardinals chose not to re-sign him and let him go into free agency. Smith was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Texans to replace the released Anthony Weaver. On September 4, 2011, a man was found dead at the bottom of Smith's pool. No foul play has been claimed and a police investigation is under way. Houston Texans representatives have acknowledged the event and are waiting for more information before commenting.
11:20 AM PT Richie Incognito is a seriously forgiving dude ... telling us, "Football is an intense game. I've been there. Emotions run high. People lose their cool ... thank God no one got… READ MORE >