We're getting closer and closer to the first total meltdown of the NFL season. More than a few people have their money on the New York Jets for a spectacular flame out, and the team inched one step closer to chaos Friday when linebacker Bart Scott and reporter Dan Leberfeld of Jets Confidential had to be separated in the team's locker room.
Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post described the scene via Twitter.
Bart Scott just had to be separated from reporter Dan Leberfeld in the locker room. Bizarre scene.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 21, 2012
Scott threatened to punch Leberfeld, who said, "Yeah, and I’ll sue you!" Scott responded: "I don’t care!"— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 21, 2012
Physical threats! Lawsuit threats! It had all the makings of a postmodern showdown. And what triggered this mayhem?
Incident triggered by Leberfeld taking a phone pic of Scott, who responded by telling him to "get a life." Threats & puffed chests ensued.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 21, 2012
Violence was averted by a quick thinking, possibly suicidal Jets public relations staffer who stepped between the two men.
The Jets travel to Miami this week, favored by no more than three points. You have to wonder if a loss to the team expected to live at the bottom of the AFC East this year could be a match on the haystack that is the 2012 Jets.