Teams well at least the offensive line, usually go really hard to protect the quarterback at all times, even off the field.  Well no one came to the aid of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith as he got punched and suffered a broken jaw at the hands of now former teammate IK Enemkpali.  In a public statement the Jets said Smith got sucker punched but coach Todd Bowles also said the incident was “childish”.  The account from anonymous sources seem to back that but also contend that Smith “deserved” what he got.

Via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.  Smith “was up in [Enemkpali’s] face and pointed/touched his face,” an eyewitness said.

That followed Ryan Clark’s defense of Enemkpali on ESPN Radio earlier Wednesday morning, as he explained the situation surrounding Smith stiffing the linebacker out of $600 worth of travel expenses.

“These guys were in each other’s face,” Clark said, via the New York Post. “Geno put his finger in his face and told the guy, ‘Well, you’re not going to do anything about it.’ . . .

“It became about the fact that Geno wasn’t necessarily apologetic and being in a way remorseful about the money when saying he was going to pay IK back and he didn’t. He was rather smug about it.”

No one has come out to back Smith, not even anonymously.  That’s very telling…

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