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Retired Smith agrees to $90,000 settlement

Updated: October 4, 2002, 8:48 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Former starting cornerback Kevin Smith, at one time one of the NFL's top coverage defenders, has reached a settlement with the Dallas Cowboys on a grievance filed more than two years ago.

The settlement will pay Smith, who has not played since the middle of the '99 regular season, $90,000. That is only about 12 percent of the $750,000 in base salary he had been seeking, and will provide the Cowboys a rebate of $285,000 on their salary cap this year.

Smith, 32, retired during the 2000 ...

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