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Jets Linebacker Busts His Own QB's Jaw in Fight

Quarterback Geno Smith needs surgery, and the puncher is out of a job
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2015 1:15 PM CDT
Jets Linebacker Busts His Own QB's Jaw in Fight
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith at a news conference last week.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

(Newser) – It can be brutal to be a Jets fan: Linebacker Ikemefuna “IK” Enemkpali "sucker-punched" starting quarterback Geno Smith today during a locker room argument and busted his jaw, coach Todd Bowles says. Smith will be out six to 10 weeks, meaning he might miss the season opener. It's not clear what the fight was about, but it wasn't football, and it was apparently "something childish," says the coach, per Deadspin. The team immediately cut Enemkpali. Fights during training camp aren't uncommon, notes NBC Sports, but they usually take place on the field, with players in full pads. (Read more New York Jets stories.)

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