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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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Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

The only way I would draft Mallettt is if my team had an established quarterback (ie. Peyton Manning), who Mallett could sit behind for 2 or 3 years and hopefully learn a lot from, both on the field and off.



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Sounds like he'd fit right in on the Cincinnati Bengals. Round 2, fourth pick he'd probably be there now.



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Gully-"He will be great in the NFL" that may be the funniest thing i've read in a while.  Mallett is Jeff George a cannon for an arm but can't read the defense or learn a playbook at all



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Tough year for QBS..Newton is quite possibly the dumbest QB ever interviewed by John Gruden and Mallett likes to drink and snort coke.



Since: Apr 20, 2011
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

People please don’t fall victim to these idiot agents attempting to ruin this young mans career in an effort to boost there own agenda. It’s no coincidence that this is coming out now after his appearance on Grudens show. He killed it and I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Newtons agent putting this crap out. Let’s use common sense for a sec. The media has all but crucified him sense the day he declared for the NFL draft. Does anyone think that if this had an inkling of truth to it we wouldn’t have read about it the day after it happened? Its one thing to be stupid and something totally different to be dumb, and there is no way this guy is that dumb to go out drinking and doing it up the night before a big meeting and then call in. C’mon!! I can remember being in college and partying   all night and being up and 5am after getting in at 4am to work a $7.25 job, so don’t tell me he called in for a million dollar job. I’m telling you Mallet will be great in the NFL and I am hoping somebody like the Pats get him they have seasoned vets and he can sit a year or two behind Brady before taking over and leading them to championships.  




Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Veru good point Patfan



Since: Jun 14, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

Why bring up the race-card?  Your everything that's wrong with this world.  A world full of douche-bags.

PLease don't bring any children into your world. 




Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

AIRFORCE, the bad part about is that true or false, the damage is done... Rumors can cost him Millions$$$... And my guess something like this, so close to the draft will do just that....
I usually find myself defending the athletes, but with the rumors out there & how much is on the line, the only way he should have missed that meeting was if he was quarantined in the hospital.... No way you miss that meeting...




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

This kid is Ryan Leaf!! Big strong immobile cann on arm arrogant and extremely immature. The difference is he may get drafted later and be able to sit and learn behind a pro, rather than being expected to be the savior for a team in year 1.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: April 20, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Report: Mallett spurns Panthers after night out

2 words people RYAN LEAF!!


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