Details on the fight that resulted in Geno Smith‘s jaw being broken..
- The root of the problem between Geno Smith and the Jets linebacker came from a charity event hosted by IK Enemkpali in July, a source tells Brian Costello of the New York Post (on Twitter). Geno was scheduled to appear but had to back out at last minute when he had a death of someone close to him (link). The linebacker asked Smith to reimburse him for his flight and limousine and while the quarterback agreed to do it, he apparently wasn’t quick enough with the payment in the eyes of Enemkpali (link).
- Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said there was a “miscommunication” that led to the incident between Smith and Enemkpali, Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com tweets.
- Enemkpali, meanwhile, issued a statement on the matter (via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com on Twitter). “I apologize to the Jets organization, coaches, teammates, and fans. Geno and I let our frustration get the best of us..I should have just walked away from the situation. It was never my intention to harm anyone,” the linebacker said, while adding that he regrets his actions.