Peters says official told him Smith targeting foul would be overturned
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Years Played: 2010 - 2014
Clemson safety Robert SmithRobert Smith
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St. George, SC
View Full Profile was ejected late in Clemson's 34-20 win over Wake Forest Thursday after he was penalized for targeting a receiver on a third-down pass over the middle. Replays appeared to show Smith's hit was legal and below the shoulders, and Clemson corner Garry PetersGarry Peters
RS Sr. Cornerback
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I don’t feel like the call on Robert was targeting at all. It’s crazy," Peters said. "I was out there talking to one of the refs that didn’t call it and he was saying that it was perfect form tackling and that it doesn’t get any better than that. He said that they would reverse the call and the next thing you know they came out and said that it was targeting. It really hurt Robert and it’s really getting to him. I feel like that was a bad call. Some of the pass interference calls – sometimes you’re going to have that out there."