Antonio Smith plans to appeal

Updated: August 21, 2013, 4:49 PM ET
By Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Texans defensive end Antonio Smith, in an interview with a local television station Tuesday, said he was disappointed with himself for swinging a helmet at an opponent and getting suspended.

Smith has appealed the suspension so he could tell his side of the incident but he was officially suspended on Wednesday for Week 1 of the regular season and the Texans' two remaining preseason games. He also will lose about $400,000 in salary.

"Obviously we're disappointed. ...

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