New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley will play Sunday just days after his mother unexpectedly died. She was 51.
Paula Rodgers died Wednesday morning in Mobile, Ala., leaving behind four children and six grandchildren. Though she complained of chest Tom Waddle Jersey pain a few weeks ago and briefly stayed in the hospital, her death was a surprise. Fairley’s agent, Brian Overstreet, told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport that Fairley is playing because he believes his mother would’ve wanted him to.
“He’s going to play for her,” Overstreet said.
The NFL’s point person for domestic violence just so happens to be a dedicated Giants fan and season ticket holder.
The Giants star wideout has now Tracy Porter Jersey been fined over $96,000 on the season. His first fine came on Sept. 16, for excessive celebration against the Dallas Cowboys, and cost him $12,154. He was fined later that month on the 25th, for a blindside and late hit on Kenny Vaccaro of the New Orleans Saints. That one cost him $36,000.
This month, Beckham was fined on Oct. 7 for unsportsmanlike conduct against the Minnesota Vikings, which cost him $24,309, and again this week at the same price.
Beckham’s had a costly season, but if he’s as happy as he was last week, he might not care. A 222-yard and two-touchdown performance cures all.
However, when Brown was initially suspended multiple media outlets reported much of the information contained in the letters, journal entries and other documents that were released recently. Reporters got the information from the Browns’ divorce documents, which are a matter of public record and accessible to anyone who wishes to review them and is willing to go through the appropriate channels to obtain them, including the NFL.
The league has had to deal with several high-profile domestic violence incidents in recent years, and despite insistence that the league cares about violence against women and children, these issues are handled poorly. Brown is no exception.
The Giants’ staunch refusal to distance the organization from Brown’s actions doesn’t make much sense. Brown won’t travel to London, and there is no other kicker on the roster at present, so the Giants will have to sign someone. If Brown remains on the roster, the team will have to cut another player and carry two kickers for this week.
The Giants could just part ways with Brown. They could have done this weeks ago, when he was facing the one-game suspension. On Friday, head coach Ben McAdoo reiterated to the media that the Giants would not “turn their back” on Brown.
On Thursday Mara repeatedly mentioned Brown’s “good-faith effort to rehabilitate himself.”