Around the NFL: Myles Garrett Charged with Reckless Driving, Tua to Play vs. Bengals on TNF, Brett Favre Continues to Suck, More

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I’ll never understand why people need to roll the dice with their and other people’s) lives with silly decisions like driving recklessly or impaired. Myles Garrett becomes the latest example in the professional sports world to issue the reminder that it’s always better to err on the side of caution and sensibility. Drive safe, kids.

Myles Garrett Charged in Rollover Crash

Cleveland Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett was charged with failure to control his vehicle on Thursday, with unsafe speed for the type of roadway being traveled appearing to be a contributing circumstance, according to the Ohio State Patrol.

The charges stem from a Monday afternoon accident in which troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol discovered a gray Porsche 911 Turbo S driven by Garrett on the side of the road with rollover damage. While Garrett told police that he lost control of the vehicle when he swerved to “avoid an animal on a wet road,” investigators have deemed that Garrett was traveling 65 MPH in a 45 MPH zone, struck a fire hydrant and overturned the car several times, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol crash report.

This is not the first incident involving reckless behavior behind the wheel for Garrett. A recent report by Phil Trexler revealed that Garrett has been stopped for speeding at least six times since joining the team in 2017, according to court records.

“Additionally, multiple tickets show Garrett was driving over 100 mph, including one 24-hour period in which Garrett was stopped twice – once for driving 120 mph and a second time for 105.”

Garrett reportedly suffered a shoulder sprain, biceps strain, and lacerations, which have kept Garrett out of practice this week.

NFL Says Dolphins Followed Proper Protocol with Tua Tagovailoa

The investigation into whether or not the Miami Dolphins followed proper protocol in the Tua Tagovailoa concussion tests appears to be of the conclusion that the Dolphins followed proper protocol and did not place the Miami quarterback at further risk by clearing him to return to action in Miami’s victory over Buffalo last Sunday.

While there has been no official ruling into the investigation, NFL executive vice president Jeff Miller said Wednesday that all indications point to the Dolphins being in the clear:

“(This process) usually takes a week or two to make sure that we’ve spent enough time with all of the people who were involved in the protocol, and the evaluation to get a sense as to whether it was followed,” he said. “Every indication from our perspective is that it was. I know that the player, the coach and others have spoken to this.”

It’s a short turnaround for Tua and the Dolphins, who are set to play the Bengals in tonight’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ matchup in Cincinnati. While Tagovailoa has been bothered by nagging leg and back injuries, he is expected to play in tonight’s game.

More Reasons that Brett Favre Sucks Emerging

If the massive welfare scandal that has Favre as a leading player in wasn’t enough to make you think that former Packers quarterback Brett Favre is a gigantic fraud, new reports that Favre’s charitable foundation donated more than $130,000 to Southern Mississippi’s Athletic Foundation at the same time should do the trick.

“From 2018-2020, Brett Favre’s charitable foundation, Favre 4 Hope, which has a stated mission to support disadvantaged children and cancer patients, donated more than $130,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation during the same years that Favre was working to finance a new volleyball center at the school.”

The Athletic’s Katie Strang and Kalyn Kahler go on to shed more light on the questionable donations of Favre’s foundation during the years in question:

“In the same years Favre was soliciting money to build the volleyball facility, his charitable foundation, which received public donations, significantly increased its contributions to USM’s athletic fundraising arm. Tax records show that Favre 4 Hope gave the USM Athletic Foundation $60,000 in 2018, when no other charity received more than $10,000. The next year, it gave $46,817; the next highest gift, to the Special Olympics of Mississippi, was $11,000. In 2020, Favre 4 Hope sent USM’s Athletic Foundation $26,175; no other organization received more than $10,000.”

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Extra Points

  • The Chargers defense took a blow this week, with Los Angeles placing edge rusher Joey Bosa on IR with a groin injury requiring surgery. The Chargers will be without Bosa for at least four weeks, making the earliest return date possible Week 8.
  • The Joe Flacco resurgence tour in New York is over (for now), with Robert Saleh announcing that Zach Wilson will start for the Jets on Sunday when they take on the Steelers.
  • The uniforms in tonight’s TNF matchup between the Bengals and Dolphins are going to be awesome!
  • Red Rifle across the pond? Andy Dalton took the first team reps under center again on Thursday as Jameis Winston missed another practice with back and ankle injuries. Wide receiver Michael Thomas (foot) also missed Thursday’s practice.
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick (concussion) has practiced the past two days and appears to be good to go for this weekend’s matchup with the Jets, which is excellent news for the Steelers because Fitzpatrick has been lock-down through the first three weeks.
  • Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor announced on Twitter today that they’ve made it through Hurricane Ian and begun their recovery efforts. Castor noted that the city is “doing their best to keep the Buccaneers game here on Sunday.” The Buccaneers are scheduled to host Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on ‘Sunday Night Football’ this week.
  • You’ll never be able to convince me that Matt Nagy didn’t ruin Mitch Trubisky’s career:
  • The Bengals have placed D.J. Reader on IR ahead of their TNF matchup against the Dolphins tonight. Reader left the team’s Week 3 win over the New York Jets with a left knee injury that will not need surgery but is expected to sideline him for roughly six weeks.
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