Geno Smith will miss the next six to 10 weeks because a since-released teammate punched him in the face and broke his jaw. You know whose fault this is according to the convoluted logic of NFL people? That's right: Geno Smith's:
Here's Cris Carter saying that Geno Smith getting his jaw broken shows a lack of leadership pic.twitter.com/Yw2MiWfQPh— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 11, 2015
"It's a lack of leadership on Geno Smith's part that he would put himself in harms way to get sucker punched" Cris Carter on @SportsCenter— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 11, 2015
Carter freely admits to not knowing what happened -- and no one does right now! -- but there is a bit of context in the early rumors about the "sucker punch":
Word is Geno Smith put his finger in the face of IK Enemkpali’s during and argument that wasn’t getting difused. Then came the punch— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 11, 2015
So, like, if you wanna say getting in finger-facey altercations with teammates demonstrates bad leadership, you still sound dumb, but sure.
But bad leadership for putting himself "in harm's way" and getting his jaw broken in two places because some other dude snapped and punched his face? That's such stereotypical NFL dumb-assery that I checked like four times to make sure this was real.
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