New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith found himself in a bit of trouble when he was forced off a plane following a disagreement with a flight attendant over head phones. That has Smith labeled as a Alec Baldwin-esque troublemaker, which he claims he isn’t.
“You’re a quarterback in the NFL,” Smith said, via Darryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger. “So that’s enough. I understand what my job entails. I understand what comes with it. So it’s not a big deal. I’ve just got to continue to do the things that got me here, which is be myself. I’m not a troublemaker. I’m not a bad person. I don’t do things to get in trouble.”
The airline released a statement apologizing for the incident, if Smith needs further evidence that he isn’t a troublemaker.
“After a full review of the incident, we believe it was the result of a misunderstanding that regrettably escalated unnecessarily. We’ve apologized to Mr. Smith for his experience, which could have been better — and we’d welcome him back onboard any time. As an airline that prides itself on our guest service, we take incidents such as this one very seriously.”