‘He Hate Me,’ former WKU football player Rod Smart has been found and is safe

‘He Hate Me,’ former WKU football player Rod Smart has been found and is safe
Former NFL and XFL football player Rod Smart, who gained popularity because of his nickname, has disappeared.

(WAVE) - The former XFL football player who gained popularity because of his name was found and is safe after he disappeared.

“He Hate Me,” also known as Torrold “Rod” Smart, was listed as a missing and endangered person for several hours, according to a post on the Lancaster County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

***UPDATE*** Mr. Smart has been located and he is safe at this time. We appreciate everyone’s concern and...

Posted by Lancaster County Sheriff's Office SC on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The sheriff’s office posted an update to its Facebook page later Tuesday, announcing that he’d been found and “is safe at this time.”

Smart played college football at Western Kentucky and was drafted by the NFL’s San Diego Chargers in 2000.

When he played running back for the XFL’s Las Vegas Outlaws in 2001, he became famous for having “He Hate Me” spelled out on the back of his jersey.

Smart eventually earned a spot in the NFL and had stints with Philadelphia, Carolina and Oakland.

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