Prior to yesterday, when we saw Cam Newton fight a teammate, I don’t think we’ve ever seen a starting QB get into a fight at practice. But for the second consecutive day, here we are.
The Jets’ Geno Smith will be out 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw after being punched in the face by teammate IK Enemkpali in the locker room. The dispute was reportedly over $600 that Smith owed Enemkpali, who was cut by the Jets for his actions.
The altercation in the New York Jets locker room that ended with quarterback Geno Smith suffering a broken jaw began as a dispute over $600, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Smith, who will miss at least six to 10 weeks with two fractures in his jaw, accepted a $600 plane ticket from IK Enemkpali to appear at the reserve linebacker’s football camp in Pflugerville, Texas, according to sources. Problems arose when Smith did not show to the camp, which took place days after someone close to Smith died in a motorcycle accident in Miami, sources said.
After Smith did not attend, Enemkpali demanded that the Jets quarterback refund him the $600 he allegedly used to purchase the plane ticket. Smith told Enemkpali he would reimburse him the money, but he had not as of Tuesday morning. Enkempali confronted Smith on Tuesday about the money, and the confrontation ended in a punch and a broken jaw.