Subject: NFL Week 6 Update
By Logan Schechter.
Another week of major injuries in the NFL
Also, looks like the emerging Colts might need Trent Richardson after all, despite his less than three yards per carry, as Ahmad Bradshaw is out for the season due to a neck injury.
Hard to believe it could get worse for the Jacksonville Jaguars who will now be missing number two overall draft , Luke Joekel, as he suffered a leg injury that will put him out for the season.
Lawsuits in the NFL
On Wednesday, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office confirmed that it had filed three felony charges of possession of an assault weapon against 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith. If convicted, Smith could face up to four years and four months in jail. The charges stem from a 2012 party where unregistered handguns were fired. Smith is currently on leave from the 49ers and in rehab.
Late Tuesday night, the police were called to Texan quarterback, Matt Schaub’s home. Rumor was that he was being “berated” by an angry Houston fan; however, the 32 year old quarterback denies the incident clarifying that security was called to report drive-by photos. Schaub, taking the incident in stride, chalk’s the situation up to passionate fans that come with the job.
Pittsburgh Offensive Coordinator, Todd Haley, is facing litigation by a local home builder. Allegedly, Todd and Christine Haley leased a 1.4 million dollar home, with the intent to purchase when their Kansas home sold. The Haley’s have not only defaulted on their agreement, but trashed the house during their stay.
Public Opinion in the NFL
Apparently, with the government shut-down President Obama has had an opportunity to weigh in on the Redskin naming controversy which goes back four decades. Obama suggested that the strong feelings of Native Americans should outweigh any fan attachment to the team name. Owner, Daniel Schneider, disagrees.
We are all in favor of the NFL’s support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, but all of the pink on the field this week resulted in great confusion for fans, broadcasters, and refs. This week the traditional yellow penalty flags will return.