Former XFL Icon Rod Smart 'He Hate Me' Found Safe


Smart, known as Rod Smart when he played for the Carolina Panthers from 2002 to 2005, was found Tuesday afternoon, said Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

The former XFLer and National Football League running back had been missing for almost a week after vanishing on June 12. Deputies said Smart was last seen in the town of Indian Land on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Per the report, police are asking for anyone with information on Smart's whereabouts to call the Lancaster County sheriff's office at 803-283-3388. Authorities in Lancaster County asked the public for help finding him.

"It is unusual for him to be out of touch for this long", they said in a missing person advisory. "Mr".

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On Tuesday, the sheriff's office posted an update saying Smart was safe. He came to fame for his "He Hate Me" nickname, which he was allowed to put on his jersey for the XFL's lone season in 2001.

He gained 1,814 all-purpose yards in his five-year National Football League career, plus 364 more during two playoff runs with the Panthers.

Smart spent four seasons with the Panthers after the XFL folded after one season of play.