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Broncos player punches cab driver, hides from police, then gets cut from team

On Wednesday, John Boyett was a member of the Denver Broncos practice squad.

On Thursday, John Boyett was no longer a memeber of the Denver Broncos practice squad.

What happened in between? You’ll have to read it to believe it.

Per USA Today:

According to police, in between being on the practice team on Wednesday and being released on Thursday, Boyett punched a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site, hid under mulch in attempt to elude police, told officers to call John Elway, and slammed his head into a patrol car window.

Boyett apparently started his night off at a local sports bar, where he became overly intoxicated and began acting belligerent. The night spiraled downward quickly for Boyett, who was cut from the Broncos after they learned of the incident.

Last year, while acting in a similar belligerent fashion as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Boyett also tried to use his NFL status to avoid arrest. He was cut by them, also.

If Boyett happens to catch on with another team, let’s hope he doesn’t opt to put a third strike on his rap sheet.

 

Percy Harvin doesn’t plan on changing his behavior

Newly acquired Jets receiver Percy Harvin doesn’t have the cleanest track record, dating back to his days in college, and so far in the NFL. Reports about him having issues with teammates and being somewhat of a headcase have followed Harvin everywhere. This is the reason the Seahawks opted to trade him to New York in the first place.

So, will Harvin change his ways a little bit in New York and get off to a fresh start? Don’t count on it.

Per PFT:

So will his experiences change his behavior/approach in New York?

No, not at all,” Harvin told Bart Hubbuch of theNew York Post on Friday.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he won’t hold Harvin’s past against him, but there should at least be some red flags in his mind. There’s a reason one of the league’s most dynamic playmakers is now on his third team, and it’s not all because of injuries.

If anything, I won’t be surprised if the past repeats itself and Harvin is on some other team next season. If he’s ever going to be stable and reach his incredible potential, Harvin might want to do a few things differently.

Reggie Bush: “I think it’s only a matter of time before an NFL team comes to London”

For the last couple years, the NFL has sent two teams over to London to play a game across the pond. Usually, this sparks the debate on whether or not London will ever be home to an NFL team, or if a Super Bowl will ever be played there.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush believes both of those things will eventually happen.

Per NFL.com:

“I think it’s only a matter of time before an NFL team comes to London,” Bush said, via ESPN.com. “And I think it’s only a matter of time before they have a Super Bowl here, too. That’s going to happen, for sure. I don’t know when, but I definitely see that happening.”

While there are several issues at hand, including ridiculous travel arrangements and weekly time changes for teams traveling to or from London, it looks like players aren’t completely against the idea. Then you take into account the business aspect of it – a whole new market would be created – and Bush may be onto something here.

Roger Goodell has even said a team could be in London within the next decade, so it could happen relatively soon if the pieces fall into place.

 

Maurkice and Mike Pouncey won’t be charged in July incident

Brothers Maurkice and Mike Pouncey, both NFL offensive linemen, will not be charged in connection with an incident at a Miami night club in which they were accused of injuring three people. The incident took place in July at the Pouncey’s birthday party. The accusing trio subsequently sued the brothers, but it turns out neither will face prosecution.

Per PFT:

“As expected, the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney has determined that the Pouncey brothers should not be charged in connection with an altercation that occurred at the Cameo Nightclub on July 12, 2014,” lawyer Jeff Ostrow tells PFT.   “This confirms that the previous claim that the brothers were involved was false and fabricated by individuals seeking notoriety and monetary gain.”

Prosecutors have decided not to pursue criminal charges because it’s highly likely any evidence presented would not prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. However, the lawsuit remains intact, and will be a civil case rather than a criminal case.

Seahawks agree to trade Percy Harvin to Jets

According to a tweet from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick. The Seahawks said Harvin “wasn’t a good fit.”

This move was probably made to free up cap space to sign Russell Wilson long-term, otherwise it makes very little sense, as Harvin is one of the most dynamic players in the NFL.

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