Tuesday, August 2, 2011

NFL Baggage of the Day: Car Accidents, Drugs (Probably) and a Bar Fight

Quoted from the Huffington Post:
"Former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington was badly injured and hospitalized on Sunday night after an SUV crashed into the bicycle he was riding in Portland, Ore., according to StatesmanJournal.com.
Per the report, Harrington suffered a broken collarbone, a punctured lung and a laceration on his head. He is expected to be released from the hospital today.
Police reportedly cited the driver of the SUV for following too closely.
Harrington's father told KATU-TV that the former Oregon quarterback was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash.
"The impact from the rear put him up on the top of the car," John Harrington said. "Joey ended up upside down and came down on his head and shoulder and hit then skidded off to the side."
His injuries were said to be not life-threatening."

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Punctured lung? It's all goood mon!

Phillip Buchanon will miss the first month of the season...

Quoted from the Associated Press via ESPN.com:
"ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins cornerback Phillip Buchanon will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season, coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday.

Shanahan said the suspension was issued "a while back" from the NFL office. The coach did not say why Buchanon was suspended or give any other details.
Shanahan revealed the news the day after Buchanon announced on Twitter that he was re-signing with the Redskins.
"I'm excited to return to the Washington Redskins and continue to be part of this great organization," Buchanon said in a statement released Tuesday by his publicist. "I look forward to putting the suspension behind me, returning to the field and helping my team.

The NFL had no comment on the suspension. The league's drug-testing programs were not in operation during the recent lockout, and no disciplinary action was issued during that time, so it appears the Redskins would have been notified of Buchanon's sanction before the work stoppage began in March.
Buchanon, 30, was mostly a nickelback last year. He started five games, mostly while Carlos Rogers was injured, and had two interceptions.
He also has played with Oakland, Houston, Tampa Bay and Detroit in nine NFL seasons."
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Braylon Edwards is "not managing his free-time well"

Quoted from the Washington Post:
"Braylon Edwards may be the top free agent wide receiver still on the market, but with the way things are going, the disgruntled former Jet is not helping his chances of landing a big contract with a new team.
Last week Edwards avoided jail time for his drunk driving arrest in New York City in September, and in June he crashed his 2011 Audi on Detroit’s Belle Isle at 3:40 a.m.

Now Edwards is alleged to have been on hand at South Bar in Birmingham, Mich., when two members of his entourage got in a scuffle with employees.
According to a report onmyFOXdetroit.com, The two individuals were arrested and one club staffer was reportedly cut with a kitchen knife, requiring 14 stitches.
Birmingham police apparently had no interaction with Edwards, however, a couple tweets trickled out of Edwards’ Twitter account around the time of the incident that indicate the wide receiver may have been near the incident.

Edwards reportedly tweeted “Dam. Get ya knuckles ready” and then “Don’t fight if. You don’t know how."

Naturally Edwards deleted the tweets soon after and followed up with the old “my account got hacked” excuse."
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