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Coach John Fox said after watching the film Monday he didn't believe Wesley was trying to injure Smith, who did not return to the game.
"It's not intentional. It's not done maliciously," Fox said. "You've got to make a split-second decision. It's no different than driving to work and putting your brakes on. Sometimes accidents happen."
The Panthers allowed a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown after Wesley's ejection. He'll sit out next Sunday's game against Buffalo.
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