Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Teammates apparently do everything together, even get other people drunk. Here is Patriots defensive end* Chandler Jones and tight end Rob Gronkowski tending drinks behind the bar at Strega last night. His arm might require another surgery, but apparently he can make a damn fine martini. The night was a benefit for OneFundBoston.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Jimmy Smith spent 1992-1994 on the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys before landing with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995 and having a great 10 year Jaguar career that ended in 2005.
In that time, Smith caught 862 balls for 12,287 yards and 69 touchdowns. A 2 time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, 5 time Pro Bowler, and 2 time Al-Pro he even won the Ed Block Courage Award once -- listed as voted by teammates as role models of inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage.
Retirement hasn't been to good to Smith however. @DanHicken reports that Smith is currently serving a 6 year prison sentence in Mississippi for possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is due to be released in 2018.
Smith was arrested in 2001 for suspicion of drunken driving, and tested positive for cocaine. Smith denied at the time that he used the drug.
Then in 2003 he was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the leagues substance abuse policy. He stated that he spent several weeks in rehab and admitted to an addiction.
Smith was arrested in 2006 on multiple drug charges, but went through rehab and started the Jimmy Smith Foundation.
In April of 2009 Smith was pulled over in Jacksvonille for excessive window tint and after smelling marijuana the officer searched his vehicle and found crack cocaine, marijuana, and a business card with cocaine on it.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I have little context of whats going on here, but here is Brandon 'Bucks in 6' Jennings drinking a giant bottle of Perrier-Jouët champagne. Jennings becomes a free agent this offseason, and with how Nate Robinson is playing he might not be the best in free agency.
It's not often that the best wide receiver in the NFL gets arrested twice in 15 hours, but thankfully Titus Young graced us with this pleasure.
Former Detroit Lion Titus Young was pulled over at around midnight Sunday for an illegal left turn and was later arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, and no further details regarding that arrest are known.
At around 2 in the afternoon the same day police were called to an impound lot after seeing a man climb over a fence. The man turned out to be Young who was looking for his black Mustang. He was then booked for Burglary at the same place he was booked 14 hours earlier.
Young is a former 2nd round pick who totaled 990 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons. He was benched and told to stay away from facilities after intentionally lining up in the wrong place against the Packers last season. He was waived and claimed by the St. Louis Rams this offseason who cut him just 10 days later.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Vikings selected Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson with one of their three first round draft picks, but the Tennessee Titans picked his teammate Justin Hunter who some think might end up being better at pick #34. Here he is out celebrating this past weekend with New York Giants undrafted free agent Marcus Davis.
Monday, May 6, 2013
When Armonty Bryant was in college at East Central he was arrested after selling marijuana to police officers twice within 2,000 feet of school, which happened to be a felony. He stated that he had learned from his ways. After getting drafted he said that he was not going to let the Cleveland Browns or anyone around him down.
Then less than a week later, he fucked up.
Bryant was pulled over for failing to signal a turn until coming to a complete stop at a stop sign at around 3:45 in the morning Friday. Police stated that he had slurred speech, bad balance, and smelled like alcohol. Bryant originally claimed he hadn't been drinking but later stated he had drank earlier. Bryant reportedly had to take a breathalyzer at least 10 times because he wasn't blowing into it properly, but it came back at a .098 and later he took a blood test. Bryant was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge.
Bryant was drafted in the 7th round by the Cleveland Browns less than a week prior.
Update: Here is how he was failing to blow into the breathalyzer, from ADA news:
“At one point during the test when Bryant was ‘acting’ like he was blowing into the Intoxilyzer, I pulled the mouth piece out of his mouth and observed no air to escape his mouth or any audible indication Bryant had been blowing into the Intoxylyzer, I asked Armonty six times if he would take the state’s blood test. Each time he said, ‘I just don’t want to lose my license.’ At that time I transported Armonty to the Pontotoc County Jail.”
Update: Mugshot Added
Joining a ton of other NFL players in Kentucky this weekend was Owen Daniels and Matt Schaub to enjoy the Kentucky Derby. No word if they won big bucks betting on the winning horse like Tom Brady, but it appears they had a good time regardless. Here is Owen Daniels working a fire pole at The Silver Dollar in Louisville due to a bet from Schaub.
New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram was a first round pick on a team that was generally stacked with running backs, and has not made as big of an impact as many thought when he was selected. Ingram has started just 9 games in his career, averaging 3.9 yards a carry and scoring 10 touchdowns in 2 seasons never topping 602 yards in a season.
One thing though, it appears while many are out drinking Ciroc or giant bottles of Ace of Spades, Ingram keeps it old school. Jack Daniels whiskey straight out of the bottle.
Aaron Rodgers is known for his photo bombing of captain photos before games, but he got a dose of his own medicine at a party following the Kentucky Derby by Clay Matthews. The party was Maxim And Maker’s 46 Fillies & Stallions Hosted By Blackrock at Mellwood Arts in Louisville.
Tom Brady was also at the Kentucky Derby, and for some reason he hangs out with Kidd Rock. Baw-wit-da-ba indeed.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fresh off his 2012 DUI arrest, Justin Blackmon stated that he was 'done drinking,' but allegedly that doesn't include other substances.
Adam Schefter reported today that Blackmon, the former #5 overall selection was suspended for four games this upcoming season for a violation of a league policy. While not initially stated the Big Lead states that he was suspended for violation of the substance abuse policy, so for failed drug tests or drug related arrests.
So here he is drinking in college.
More to come.
Justin Blackmon's first DUI in college.
Justin Blackmon's first DUI as a pro.
Justin Blackmon chugging vodka.
Former 2nd round supplemental draft pick Josh Gordon's birthday is April 13th, and Cleveland Browns teammate Joe Haden's birthday is April 14th. So naturally that being a Saturday and Sunday, Friday and Saturday night looked pretty ridiculous. Here are pictures of them partying with various Cleveland Browns teammates that weekend.
Josh Gordon, Trent Richardson
Greg Little, Joe Haden, Phil Taylor
Luke Joeckel was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars out of Texas A&M after apparently numerous attempts to trade down. Joeckel was widely viewed as the safest prospect, and most likely to go #1 overall before Central Michigan's Eric Fisher jumped him at what seemed the last minute.
These pictures were e-mailed to me by a reader and from Spring Break 2012.
Monday, April 29, 2013
UConn LB Sio Moore was pumped up by Mel Kiper during the first day of the draft, stating that whoever picked him was going to get a good player. In Shot of Ginn terms, he was already off to a Hall of Fame start. The 3rd round pick Moore, it appears, was drinking already when he got the phone call from the Raiders. Probably helps take the edge off the draft day slide. I wonder how many Natty Light's Geno Smith went through in the green room?
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Instead of watching who the Patriots were going to draft to be his teammates, tight end Rob Gronkowski spent his afternoon chugging Bud Light Platinums, a Karl Welzien favorite. This is Gronk's world and we're all just living in it. Party on.
It get's better. Gronkowski signed into the party, his reason for visiting? "I Heart To 69"