The NFL officially laid the hammer down on Texans defensive end Antonio Smith on Wednesday. Smith who was caught on film swinging a helmet at Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has been suspended for Houston's final two preseason games and Week 1 of the regular season.

As you can imagine Smith doesn't agree with the suspension. "My plan is to appeal it because that gives you the opportunity to state your case" Smith said via KRIV-TV in Houston. "And to talk to the NFL and give them an opportunity to hear what you have to say."

Smith said the incident wasn't as bad as it looked on film "I swung the helmet but I didn't swing the helmet to hit Richie Incognito" he said. "If I was going to swing the helmet to hit Richie Incognito it wouldn't have been hard. He's right there close. You can see how low the helmet was and how tight I brought it to my body."

According to Smith the entire incident started because of Incognito.