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BBAO: Lovie Smith's son negotiates deal

We're Black and Blue All Over:

INDIANAPOLIS -- A few of us did a double-take Friday when Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said he was happy with the job his agent, whom he identified as Matthew Smith, did in negotiating a two-year contract extension. Veteran agent Frank Bauer has long represented Lovie Smith. Who is Matthew Smith?

Friday's rapid-fire activity around the NFC North left that question on the backburner for me, but Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times got it answered: Matthew Smith is Lovie's son and a second-year law student at Loyola. Lovie Smith joked: "I wanted a guy who could spend all his time with one client, so that's what I did."

Smith's contract now extends through 2013. Terms were not disclosed, but it is assumed it included a raise from the annual $5 million salary he has been drawing.

Continuing around the NFC North on the third day of the scouting combine: