Smith says he learned from the internship — which ends later this month — that “there are really politicians that do a lot for their community – [Cummings] being one of them.”

The 24-year-old pigskin pro exclaims, “You can literally call your congressman and any issue you have, they can basically point you in the right direction if they can’t help you. I never really knew that.”

Cummings’s office did not return ITK’s request for comment.

UPDATE (5:40 p.m.): Cummings tells ITK in an email, “It was a pleasure having Torrey Smith intern with us, and I was glad that I could offer him the opportunity." 

The lawmaker added, “Torrey was eager to learn about the legislative process and was treated no differently than any of our other interns — all of whom play a meaningful and important role in helping me serve the constituents of Maryland’s 7th District. I hope that this experience gave him the perspective he sought and I thank him for his outstanding work.”