Smith called out the USFL team for telling a "lie" after the chicken salad thing.
How did De'Veon Smith get cut by the Pittsburgh Maulers and the United States Football League team?
Smith took to Twitter on Monday and accused the Maulers of lying in their statement about his dismissal. The statement said that Smith had broken three team rules in a 24-hour period, and in this case, disrespected a cafeteria worker, which wasn't caught on camera.
In a documentary series called "United By Football: A Season in the USFL," a clip from last Saturday showed Smith being cut by the Maulers because he asked for pizza instead of chicken salad at the team hotel.
In the video, Smith said that when he was asked if he ate chicken salad, he said no and asked if there was something else he could eat. This is what he said. Smith says he asked for a slice of pizza when a staff member came in with one.
Even so, Maulers coach Kirby Wilson said in a video, "I'm happy we did it." Smith had already moved on from Wilson.
There are three team rules I broke. Please show me them. Smith sent a tweet Monday.
Asked in another tweet, "Now if I send these screenshots from our conversation, which one of us is lying?"
In another tweet, Smith said, "I was never told that I had broken any team rules, let alone three in a 24hr span." I didn't show any disrespect to anyone, and I never did that. Coach Kirby and I talked after I was freed. As he talked, he said that he would be sure to say that I was honest."
That's when Smith shared Ron Selesky's tweet: "I worked with @i BSmith4 every day. He's a great person." There are no problems with this at this time. Professional. Respectful.”