It’s the offseason. It’s a time when players aren’t busy with minicamps or training camps. They aren’t in some dorm room studying a playbook. This is their off time.
Dwayne Jarrett used part of his off time to do a little driving while impaired early this morning. The news came today from the Mecklenburg County Sherriff’s Department.
The Panthers have to be very disappointed considering statements made this offseason especially those from Jake Delhomme that Jarrett would be the team’s number two receiver.
He struggled last season and was inactive for much of the year while contributing six receptions for 73 yards. Word out of Charlotte was that he was also having trouble picking up the playbook.
Instead, he’s picking up his checkbook to pay a $1,000 secured bond.
"Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton: “We have become aware of it and are trying to get more information.”"
“More information” could include what impaired the young player, whether or not he has a problem and what the team’s plans will be for him after this incident. Whatever they find, this is hardly good news for Jarrett or the team.
I’ll ask the same question here that I’ve asked every time a player does this – don’t you make enough money to call a cab to avoid situations like this one?
As always, more Quick Hits follow…
In what could end our daily Larry Fitzgerald updates – his personal website reports that he and the Cardinals have agreed to a new 4-year, $40 million contract with $30 million in guaranteed money.
The Seahawks have already added two running backs so Shaun Alexander’s agent will finally meet with team officials face to face. He wants to know what their plans are for his client.
Ladainian Tomlinson says his injured left knee feels “pretty good” and he believes he’ll be ready for the team’s mini camps this spring.
Bears’ restricted free agent receiver Rashied Davis is getting some looks from the Seahawks and the Chiefs.
Bucs’ coach Jon Gruden has emphasized to Warrick Dunn his plans to use him in the passing game now that he’s been signed.
The Saints will be bringing in free agent quarterback Mark Brunell for a visit.
The Broncos are back at the negotiating table with free agent running back Cecil Sapp.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak says SS Glenn Earl, who re-upped with the team on Monday, is 100 percent healthy.
Anotonio Bryant has signed with the Bucs. The deal is believed to be for one year and $605,000.
Chargers special teamer Kassim Osgood plans to skip pre-training camp workouts to protest his minimal use as a receiver.
A league source tells the New York Post that the Colts are not serious about re-signing restricted free agent TE Ben Utecht.
Dolphins agreed to terms with S Keith Davis, formerly of the Cowboys.
OLB Keyaron Fox visited with the Steelers on Tuesday.