Metro- Geno Smith has not yet pressed charges and is likely not to, so says a source close to the New York Jets quarterback about last week's altercation at the team's facility.
A week ago, Smith was punched in the jaw by IK Enemkpali, the now former Jets linebacker who had a dispute with his quarterback over money. Smith will likely be out for the first month of the season and required jaw surgery, which he had late last week. A source tells Metro New York that Smith has not yet pressed charges against Enemkpali “and likely won't.”
The Florham Park Police Department confirmed to Metro that no charges have been filed yet and the police were not called to Atlantic Health Jets Training Center following the fracas.
The source indicated to Metro that Smith is unlikely to pursue charges at this time and likely won't. It is unclear if the reason for the Jets quarterback not filing on the incident has anything to do with his perceived role in the fight or rather his willingness to let the incident simmer down.
Look at that Jets fans, you're little boy is finally growing up. Well, he is 'likely' to finally be growing up anyway. You got to take what you can get when you are talking about a guy that misses meeting, acts bratty with the media, and gets his dumb ass knocked the fuck out by a teammate. Sure, it would have been nice if he decided to act like a competent human being a few weeks ago and not had his entire season, and possibly career, compromised. However, from what we have seen from Geno Smith, I think it's quite the step that he's not filing charges. If there were ever a quarterback to charge his own teammate after being the recipient of one punch it would be the guy that got hit over a refusal to pay $600. Honestly, if you get punched once, you shouldn't even be granted the right to press charges. Now, there are extenuating circumstances, I suppose, but they don't cover wagging a finger in someone's face. Once you do that you can't walk away thinking that you didn't deserve it. Was it a sucker punch? Well, kinda sorta. I mean, Geno Smith didn't think his teammate would hook off on him so he definitely wasn't protecting himself, but at the same time he was also instigating. Tough to justify the 'sucker punch' label when two people are clearly in a heated discussion. Regardless, the only thing more emasculating than losing half your season, and 3/4 of your jaw, to a single blow is turning around and trying to turn it into a pay day in court. With the amount of jokes, memes, and tweets that were produced at Geno's expense he would have quite the case for "physical and emotional distress", but when you're a man you just got to sac up and, quite literally, take one on the chin. Geno Smith may be a bad teammate and a worse quarterback, but apparently, at this time, he's not being a huge pussy. Sometimes it's the little things, especially when you are so atrocious at everything else.