The biggest news of today was centered around New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Smith was involved in an altercation with now ex-teammate IK Enemkpali that Smith ended up getting ‘sucker-punched’, leading to a fractured jaw.
“It was nothing to do with football. … It was very childish,” head coach Todd Bowles said. “He got cold-cocked … sucker punched, whatever you want to call it, in the jaw. He’s got a broken jaw, a fractured jaw.”
Bowles also expressed in further detail his displeasure with the situation.
“It was something very childish, something sixth-graders could’ve talked about,” Bowles said. “It had no reason to happen. If they want to tell you what happened, they can tell you what happened. I told them I wouldn’t say anything about it.”
“The team knows it. It’s something we don’t tolerate, something we can’t stand,” Bowles said. “You don’t walk up to a man and punch him in the face.”
The fractured jaw will sideline Smith for 6-10 weeks, and he is vowing to return even better, as he posted a picture of himself via his official Instagram page.
Smith threw for 2,525 yards with 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season for the Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick will likely be the Jets starting quarterback now, while being backed up by Bryce Petty.
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