Interesting possibility here. If I'm not mistaken, a team must keep a player on the 53 for four weeks after he is claimed off a PS. Could a team claim him now, add him to the roster, then get the 4 week roster exemption for the time he's suspended?
Also I know people are kidding about him taking it to court based on the Brady decision, but this would be a real option if he was a higher profile player. The league has openly turned its back on prior incidents of "in house" locker room fights. What makes this different? Smith is a QB? Isn't that discriminatory?
I could easily see the court throwing this out because there is no established, written league rule on defending yourself from an assault, and what the guide lines are for such a suspension. This would actually be interesting as the players who witnessed the altercation would have to testify , under oath, as to what actually happened.
Because 13 NFL teams subscribe to PFF doesn't mean that they are actually giving a lot of credibility to what their analyst are saying.
I'm sure that some where in in the Jets PR dept is an intern who is assigned to read the articles of Mehta and Cimini. Probably even read the message boards. That doesn't mean that the Jets are adhering to T0m Shane's advise.
Or maybe when we review some of the things the Jets have done over the years they are.