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NFL Starting Quarterback Will Miss 6-10 Weeks Because Teammate “Sucker-Punched” Him in the Face

Geno Smith during a game against the Patriots, which the Jets lost, in December 2014.

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The New York Jets are one of the NFL’s most infamously incompetent and buffoonish franchises; they haven’t won, or even played in, a Super Bowl since 1968. This reputation will not be undermined by Tuesday’s news that their starting quarterback, Geno Smith, is expected to miss 6-10 weeks of play because another player punched him in the face in the locker room and broke his jaw. From Deadspin:

Head coach Todd Bowles announced today that QB Geno Smith will likely be out until October, after he was hit by LB Ikemefuna “I.K.” Enemkpali in a locker-room fight this morning. Bowles used the words “cold-cocked” and “sucker-punched,” and said Enemkpali has been cut. Enemkpali was the Jets’ sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft.

Bowles said the preceding argument between Smith and Enemkpali involved “something very childish that sixth-graders could have talked about.”