I told you the other day that fights between teams in pro sports are common place. We just don’t hear about most of them.
That comment came on the heals of the Tigers battle between catcher James McCann and an angry Jose Iglesias. Many of you wanted to use it as another reason why manager Brad Ausmus has lost control of this team.
Then a couple days later New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith gets sucker punched by former teammate IK Enemkpali for a $600 debt according to the New York Post. Enemkpali is a former teammate because the Jets immediately released him because he is quite frankly not good enough to keep around.
The Jets said Smith will be out 6-10 weeks. The Sports Pickle said it better writing that Smith will be out 18-30 interceptions.
According to the Post Enemkpali was angry at Smith for refusing to reimburse $600 to him after he paid for an airline ticket and limousine service to a football camp that Enemkpali puts in in Texas. Smith did not go to the camp following the death of his brother’s best friend in a motorcycle accident.
Smith and Enemkpali got into a heated argument and Enemkpali ended it with a sucker punch.
Smith is set to make $1.7 million this season plus bonuses. Enemkpali was supposed to make $510,000 but that ended after a measly $600 dispute.
The Jets knew Enemkpali was a character risk. While at Louisiana Tech he punched a police officer during a barroom brawl and was pepper sprayed. He was placed on 13 months probation.
He also took an anger management course, which of course did not work.