Falcons head coach Mike Smith was taken off the team's charter plane and to the hospital for chest pain, Peter King of NBC Sports and Sports Illustrated first reported. It was not a heart attack and Smith is "resting comfortably."
"Everything came out negative with the tests. Mike is in good spirits," GM Thomas Dimitroff told King. Smith was on the team's charter that was about to leave from Charlotte to Atlanta. The Falcons beat the Panthers 31-23 and play the Jaguars on Thursday.
Smith remains in Charlotte on Sunday night and owner Arthur Blank is sending a plane to Charlotte to bring Smith and Dimitroff back to Atlanta.
The Falcons released the following statement on Smith's health: "Following the Falcons game vs. Carolina today, head coach Mike Smith was transported to a hospital in Charlotte for a non-emergency matter. Coach Smith is resting comfortably, his tests reaffirmed his health, and he is expected to be in Atlanta on Monday. The Falcons will provide further information as it becomes available."