Former Jets linebacker Bart Scott believes that the whole Geno Smith situation could have been avoided and here’s how
By now, everyone knows the story of New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith having to miss a few weeks of action because he got his jaw rearranged by teammate IK Enemkpali. We also know that the whole situation escalated to that point because Smith owed his bruising teammate some money for airfare and he never paid up. Also, he apparently stuck his finger in Enemkpali’s face, which was not a very smart thing to do.
Really, though, the whole thing centers around Smith owing some cash, reportedly $600 worth, and since the incident, everyone is speculating as to how this whole thing could have been prevented in the first place. How could Smith be under center still right now getting ready for a season as opposed to having trouble chewing food?
Former Jets linebacker Bart Scott seems to have the logical answer, as he explained to the New York Post.
"“I can understand how that situation can escalate, especially because there’s an ATM in the players’ lounge,” said Scott, the former Jets linebacker who is now an analyst for CBS, at the network’s Media Day. “Come on, bro, you’re walking by an ATM every day. It’s just bam, bam, get the money.”"
Well…he’s not wrong. Actually, he brings up a pretty good point. If there is an ATM in the Jets’ locker room and Smith only owed $600, there’s really no excuse for him not to have the debt paid by then. Does that justify him having his face nearly smashed in? No. But, that certainly is one way the whole thing could have become a non-issue.
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