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Rod Smart found safe after being reported missing

Panthers Media Day

HOUSTON - JANUARY 27: Running back Rod Smart #32 of the Carolina Panthers raises his arms during media day on January 27, 2003 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers will play in Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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For NFL and XFL running back Rod Smart has been found and is reportedly safe, hours after he was reported missing.

According to Andrew Dys of the Rock Hill Herald, Lancaster County (S.C.) police said that Smart was found this afternoon, after he hadn’t been seen for nearly a week.

“Torrold Deshaun Smart was located this afternoon and is safe,” Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said.

He had last been spotted on June 12, and officers put out word earlier today he was missing and “endangered.” Family and friends were concerned for his safety.

Smart spent four years with the Panthers, after his XFL career best known for his “He Hate Me” nickname.