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Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Posted on: April 20, 2011 12:35 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 4:06 pm
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Posted by Andy Benoit

Note: Mallett's agents and the Panthers organization have both issued statements claiming the quarterback was genuinely sick on the morning of April 9. You can read those statements here.

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If the sources talking to Brad Briggs of the National Football Post are correct, Ryan Mallett’s draft stock could soon take a serious hit. Briggs says the Arkansas quarterback skipped a pre-draft meeting with the Panthers earR. Mallett (US Presswire)lier this month after a night out on the town in Charlotte. 

Mallett reportedly arrived in town April 8 and met team officials for a dinner that night. There were supposed to be meetings the next day at Bank of America Stadium but they were cancelled after Mallett called the team saying he was sick. The problem? Sources say Mallett was seen out on the town following the late dinner.

Earlier this week there were reports that Mallett had admitted to teams that he has used drugs in the past. Questions about rumored failed drug tests and character concerns have dogged the talented pocket passer throughout the 2011 draft process.


UPDATE 12:40 p.m. EST:
Briggs isn't the only one reporting this. Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer says league sources tell him Mallett skipped a meeting with GM Marty Hurney.

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UPDATE 2:20 p.m. EST:
Mallett’s agent, J.R. Carroll has responded. “I’ll tell you this — Ryan was in his hotel room by about 10 o’clock,” Carroll told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, via Pro Football Talk.

“I’m pretty sure Ryan was really, really sick. He told me he was sick the night before. And I know Ryan wasn’t out late night. I know that for sure. He’s not an idiot.”

Carroll says Mallett had dinner with Julio Jones the night of April 8 but left early because he did not feel well. He also says Mallett met with Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski the next morning but cancelled the rest of the day’s meetings due to sickness.


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Comments

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Did you see the Gruden qb school last night?  Cam Newton couldn't call ONE play from the Auburn playbook but Ryan Mallett got up on the white board and went to town diagramming stuff from the complex Petrino offense.  Mallett looked like a genius compared to Newton so if Mallett's an idiot....



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

I mean Bobby Petrino not Houston Nutt by the way



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Gully I am 1000% positive I watch more SEC football then you.  Can you tell me the reason  Arkansas beat LSU? The Auburn game when he left they were down by 14 or 21 points and Wilson came in when he got hurt and let the come back so you may want to brush up on your facts before you challange somebody. The Bama game they were up 21-7 at half and Mallett threw 3 picks in the 2nd half and cost them the game. The 2 reasons he had the stats he did was they have NO running game so Houston Nutt threw the ball 65% of the plays and the Arkansas Defense could barely hold a lead. Just so you know they also lost to Ohio State so they had 3 losses. The only reasonable point you made was Newton is no good



Since: Dec 16, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

What would make you state such a stupid thing?




Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Yeah, Petrino's offense is so basic, anybody with any mental capacity can learn it. [sarcasm]
If he can learn Petrino's offense, and run it effectively, he can learn any NFL offense.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Warren Moon is a RACIST



Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

These media f**** should be liable for making up stories about people.  "Sources" should not be a shield for slanderous statements.



Since: Jun 20, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Obviously Mallet is being targeted by the media because of his race, right Warren Moon?



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

I cant deny that Mallett has some talent, but its a huge jump to the NFL where talent takes you only so far. Probably the most important factor is mental toughness and i dont see Mallett having the mental capabilty or toughness to learn an offense and be a leader on whatever team that drafts him. I think i would take Locker over Mallett based on his mental makeup, he is a tough sob. Does not matter where you get a player in the draft if he cant hack the rigors of the NFL and becomes a bust. Malletts immaturity level and mental makeup are not what an NFL team is looking for to lead the way, he is more like the high school kid who sits in the back row and cracks jokes during class.

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees are tough minded leaders. These are the type of guys a team hopes to get with a high round draft pick.    




Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

It's Brad Biggs you morons, not Briggs!


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