On the same day we have Oakland Raider defensive end Carl Nassib come out of the locker room as the first openly gay player in a major sport, Kansas City Chief defensive end Frank Clark gets arrested for packing a loaded UZI in his car while driving through LA. Zaven Collins, AZ’s 1st round pick at linebacker gave a new meaning to his 40 time by getting popped for going 76 in a 35 MPH zone. Amazingly, no weapons were found. And finally, Minnesota’s rookie DE Jalen Twyman was shot 4 times while being a passenger in a car in Washington DC. They were all superficial through and through wounds so he’s pretty lucky. I guess boys just wanna have fun.
Aaron Rodgers is still holding out, and with mini-camp starting on Tuesday, the consensus is that he will not show up and will face fines. The front office is clucking that they want to make Rodgers happy, but Rodgers is ‘not happy’ with the direction of the team, and he has pretty much carried the team by himself (well, DaVante Adams was a big help) these last couple years. Years where he dragged them to the NFC Championship game, only to lose both times. Last season to the eventual SB winners, Tampa, and the year before of course was our stomping of the Pack.
Fun? Sure. It’s pretty amazing that a guy with such a successful past as Rodgers does holding out because of irreconcilable differences. But he has a fairly solid case against the front office for not giving him more weapons to utilize, and drafting his replacement a couple drafts ago. Russell Wilson apparently patched things up with the Seahawks, to my dismay, but hey, not much else going on unless the Zach Ertz holdout floats your boat.