Jets QB out 6-10 weeks after ‘sucker punch’

He further said that if Fitzpatrick is playing at a high level, it is not certain that Smith will be able to start for Jets for this season, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.


Enemkpali, a second-year linebacker, was immediately released from the team.

Bowles said it happened in the morning, and Enemkpali has been released by the team.

“It had nothing to do with football”. “Something sixth graders could’ve talked about”. Smith was in a put-up or shut-up season, and with a broken jaw, it’s fair to assume he won’t be doing much talking.

“Geno and I let our frustration get the best of us, but I should have just walked away from the situation”, Enemkpali said.

At the heart of the dispute between former Jets LB IK Enemkpali and quarterback Geno Smith is $600 that Enemkpali believed Smith owed him, per league sources.

Todd Bowles wasn’t happy with either player involved in the fight.

People like to pile on Smith for his play on the field and his attitude at times, but c’mon, getting punched in the face is not a reflection of poor leadership.

“I have no regrets of things that I’ve done”, Newton said. The Jets QB seems to be in good spirits regardless of the incident saying, “I’ll be back”, recently on social media.

Smith hasn’t said whether he will press charges against Enemkpali for the assault, but that issue might not be as pressing as Smith’s need to recover and redeem himself as a leader of the Jets team.

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass during practice at NFL football training camp, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in Florham Park, N.J.

“You don’t walk up to a man and punch him in the face”.


The six-foot-one, 261-pound Enemkpali was arrested in April 2011 for disturbing the peace and battery of a police officer after an off-campus incident in Ruston, Louisiana, the Austin American-Statesman reported in May 2014.

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