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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Open Letter from Aaron Smith

This was in the newspaper, didn't know if any of you saw it.

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Dear Steelers Fans,

As of today, I am no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I leave the field and Steelers with no regrets, and am grateful to have played for such a tremendous organization. I feel truly blessed to have spent my entire professional career in the... best town, playing for the most loyal fans who have loved and supported myself and my family.

The last 13 years of our lives have been special because of the people who cheered me on, and I am truly fortunate to have been a part of the Steelers, the City of Pittsburgh and the Steelers Nation. You have opened your arms and your hearts to us as a family and we will never forget that. Your support, enthusiasm, love and dedication are gifts I will carry with me my entire life.

I may no longer be on the Steelers active roster, but I will always be a Steeler and will never forget the people who made it all worthwhile -- the fans, the Rooneys, the front office, the equipment guys and trainers, my teammates and family. Thank you for supporting me over the last 13 years, and I hope you will support me in whatever future path life will take me on.

We plan on making Pittsburgh our home and I will endeavor for the rest of my days to find a way to thank each and every one of you personally for all that you have done and meant for me and my family. You cheered for me for 13 years and now I cheer for you for the rest of my life. You will always be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to have the job of a lifetime. You will always be in my heart.

Your friend always,

Aaron Smith and Family, No. 91"

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One classy guy right there.

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It's nice to see that type of humility from a professional athlete.

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Makes you glad you rooted for him all those years. Nice to see a pro athlete who really "gets it."
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Thanks for posting. Makes you realize there really are some good guys out there who play pro sports.

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Thanks for posting. Makes you realize there really are some good guys out there who play pro sports.

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I think that if we really had the chance to meet these guys, we'd find that the vast majority of them are pretty good guys. We tend to forget this, because only unusual stuff makes the news, and bad news sells. Case in point--ESPN never said a word about Troy playing spur of the moment tag football with a bunch of little kids in Arizona, or when he bought dinner for everyone at Eat N Park one night. But if Ben got a parking ticket, they would lead Sportscenter with it, unless Tom Brady had liposuction and a facelift that day. That aside, Smith always was a great team guy. I have always wondered what his numbers would have looked like playing a 4-3 where he was a pass rusher instead of being basically a blocker. He'll be missed, as a player, and especially as a leader.

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