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Geno Smith's generation

Updated: May 9, 2013, 4:50 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

I wouldn't blame Geno Smith for thinking life as a professional football player is overrated.

Even by the standards of today's vicious media landscape, the assassination of Smith's character is shockingly swift.

When he starred at West Virginia, Smith was characterized as humble, studious, courteous and bright.

Now he's perceived as entitled, whiny and lazy.

No one knows for sure how much of what's being said about Smith, who was drafted by the New York Jets ...

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