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Old 01-06-2009, 02:51 PM   #21
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But Holmes was suspended by the team for exactly one game.
Yeah but that was a regular season game, do you think they would have suspended him for a playoff game? Possibly, but I bet they would have weighed their options a little longer.

I had no idea he wasn't arrested either, I thought he was.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:56 PM   #22
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Is that Vis major or Vis minor?



Tomlin benched Holmes a day before our Colts game because he was "The Guy" in the news.

Don't be "The Guy", that's his rule.


For the last time...

Holmes was NEVER ARRESTED, he was cited for a couple of blunts in a bogus car stop.

His (minor misdemeanor) jaywalking ticket was sent in the mail.
So Tomlin would be okay with the offense if no media attention attaches? I hope that isn't so.

Don't be a dumbass is a better rule than don't be caught being a dumbass.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:07 PM   #23
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Well I'm glad they released him
Yeah, we wouldn't want any excuses after the game.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:25 PM   #24
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SAN DIEGO — Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Tuesday morning in Clairemont, authorities said.
Jackson, 25, was driving east on state Route 52 near Interstate 805 just after 2:30 a.m. when he was pulled over for an observed traffic violation, California Highway Patrol Officer Brad Baehr said.

Jackson, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound player who has been with the team since 2005, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra registered to him, Baehr said.
He was booked into county jail and was released by 6 a.m., Baehr said.

Jackson faces the misdemeanor DUI allegation as well as charges that he was driving on probation for a prior DUI, Baehr said. The results of a blood test are pending.

Jackson was at his career best in the 2008 season as the Chargers'second-leading receiver with 59 catches and 1,098 yards. He also scored 7 touchdowns.

Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith issued the following statement on Jackson's arrest:
"We're aware of the off-the-field issue involving Vincent. Obviously we're disappointed. We take these issues very seriously. Moving forward, we will monitor the situation and have no further comment."

After Saturday night's duel against the Indianapolis Colts, Chargers General Manger A.J. Smith called Jackson a true professional and ultimate team player.
“You win championships with players like Vincent Jackson,” Smith said.
Please note where I bolded above. Had this been a one time thing, I would have been the type to let this go with a very severe in-house reprimand and fine. But the fact it's happened before, and he committed an ADDITIONAL crime of driving drunk while on probation, increases the severity of the offense several times, in my opinion.

I really hated saying it as a Charger fan, but if I were Charger management I would look at keeping him out of the game. Yes, I understand innocent until proven guilty, and I am probably in a minority of Charger fans on this, but I personally view drunk driving as a very serious misdemeanor that could escalate into a major tragedy. Flagrantly violating the law AGAIN should be grounds for major sanctions from the team, if not the league. Indeed, a probation violation would be grounds for jailtime for most people.

Hopefully, the NFL will put out a uniform policy for fining players accused and convicted of DUI in the future, as well as all legal matters.
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Jackson will be a nonfactor in this game. Rivers will never get any long passes off down the field and that is the only thing Jackson is any good at.
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I had no idea he wasn't arrested either, I thought he was.

Actually, I don't believe it was even his vehicle. He was never ARRESTED.
He was cited for a minor misdemeanor and the citation sent in the mail.

Tomlin set the standard, but never suspended him for the game either, that's illegal under the CBA....he was placed "inactive" on the roster.
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I'll never understand why NFL players - especially when it's down to crunch time like this, go out clubbing and then drive themselves home?

How dumb do you have to be? Take a limo! Better still, have one of the local babes drive you home!

At least he's not a strip club throwing a pile of cash in the air... but jeez...
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Really Buckling down before the big game!!!
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Its final. He will play in this game. He was never arrested, just cited for a DUI, got charged and release.
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"I'm Vincent Efffing Jackson, and I'm worth millions!"

Oh, wait....
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