Tag:Javarris James
Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:29 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 7:55 pm

After Manning, Colts target, reacquire Addai

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Colts have been busy with their checkbook today, and the offense will be better for it (or presumably, just as good as it was last year).

We’ve already told you about the epic signing of QB Peyton Manning, and now, courtesy of WISH-TV (via the Indianapolis Star) we bring to you the news that RB Joseph Addai has re-signed with the squad.

Though Addai rushed for at least 1,000 yards his first two years in the league, he’s missed 13 games combined in the past three years and has not topped the 850-yard mark.

But, when healthy, he’s a solid player, and with Donald Brown and Javarris James also on the squad, Addai is certainly the best running back on the team.

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Posted on: July 17, 2011 7:12 pm
Edited on: July 18, 2011 3:33 pm

Colts' Jerry Hughes arrested in Dallas Sunday

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Jerry Hughes, the Colts 2010 first-round pick out of Texas Christian University, was arrested Sunday Morning along with former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Stephen Hodge and ex-TCU defensive tackle Corey Grant on suspicion of public intoxication near a Dallas nightclub, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting.

According to the paper"Dallas police working the area observed a disturbance that had started in the nightclub and continued onto a sidewalk. Three men accused of being involved in the incident were subsequently arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. The men were taken to the Dallas City Detention Center."

Hughes, 22, played in 12 games as a rookie and had six tackles.

Hodge, 24, celebrated his birthday Sunday, and was drafted by the Cowboys in 2009 but never played in a game because of injuries. He was released last November.

Grant, 23, started 13 games for TCU last fall and was named second-team All-Mountain West conference.

In the scheme of things (and assuming this is all there is to the charges), public intoxication barely registers on the "What bad things have NFL players done now?" radar. And if we're being honest, at some point in our lives we've all been in public when intoxicated. (Hey, if you were drunk and choose to walk instead of drive home, you were bound to be in public.) While the news probably won't make the Colts' front office happy, it's better than, say, this, this, this, this, or, of course, this (we you get the point).

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Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:35 am
Edited on: June 21, 2011 1:17 pm

LB Akeem Jordan latest NFL player to be arrested

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Linebacker Akeem Jordan, who played for the Eagles last season but will be a free agent once the lockout ends, is the latest NFL player to make the police blotter.

Jordan was arrested in Harrisonburg, Va., early Sunday and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in an incident with an unidentified person, according to the Harrisonburg Police Department.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that the incident occurred in the parking lot of the Firetap Bar and Grill on Evelyn Byrd Avenue at 2 a.m.

"They got into a verbal altercation, which led to a physical disorderly incident," police spokeswomen Mary-Hope Vass said, according to the Daily News. "The incident was reported to us on Sunday afternoon. The victim went to the magistrate and obtained the warrant. Jordan turned himself in Sunday without any issues."

Jordan, 25, is a Harrisonburg native. He was released on his own recognizance Monday.

"It's always unfortunate when these things happen," said Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, Jordan's agent. "Circumstances happen, but I'm confident it will be figured out. He is cooperating fully. Getting into the details doesn't help anybody; it impedes the process. I stand behind the kid 100 percent. He's a first-class kid, but you always wish these things never happen. He's got a great track record as a citizen."

Injuries to the victim were described as "nothing life-threatening." The Eagles had no comment on the matter.

Meanwhile, we have another name to add to the offseason wall of shame. And even though Ray Lewis' theories on criminal behavior have been debunked, the arrests continue. Weird.

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Posted on: June 17, 2011 3:39 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2011 4:09 pm

Crime data don't support Ray Lewis' claims

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Most of us are aware of Ray Lewis' warning last month that if the lockout looms, and there is no football, crime rate will increase.

"Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game," Lewis told ESPN at the time.

In the weeks since, we've joke that, every time an NFL player is cuffed and stuffed, Lewis' doomsday prophecy seems less absurd. Since Lewis' May 22 comments, Raheem Brock and Javarris James have been arrested, and Kenny Britt has had several run-ins with authorities.

But is this out of the ordinary? It seems that way, probably because there's not much else going on in the NFL, between the lockout and June historically being the slowest month on the league calendar. Plus, this phenomenon could be nothing more than selective perception, which is a fancy way of explaining how expectations affect perceptions. Because Lewis' warning was at the front of our minds, we noticed arrests when we might not otherwise pay attention to them.

Well, PolitiFact.com took Lewis up on his "do the research" offer. They looked at the 1982 NFL work stoppage, when a 57-day labor dispute led to the 16-game schedule being reduced to nine games.
The nation’s violent crime rate in 1982 was slightly lower than it was the year before the work stoppage, according to FBI crime data. The violent crime rate dropped more significantly the following year, the data show.

Northeastern’s Sport in Society center examined Lewis’ claim after a call from us and also focused on the 1982 NFL work stoppage. It, too, reached a similar conclusion.

"There is very little evidence supporting Lewis’ claim that crime will increase the longer the work stoppage lasts," the center told us.

PolitiFact.com also cited a recent Baltimore Sun study that looked at crime in 1982 and found an increase during the strike in only one category: homicides. (Note: The Sun stressed that the study was unscientific.) Other findings:
  • The newspaper’s Crime Beat blog looked at crime data last season when the Ravens had their bye (off) week. The Sun found there was slightly more crime during the bye week. 
  • There were the same number of crimes in Baltimore the four weeks before the season started as the first four weeks of the season. They also found that there was less crime after the season ended in early January. 
If you're still not convinced (and at this point, only Ray Lewis wouldn't be), there's this: "The FBI says crime typically decreases during football season, but it doesn’t see a correlation, according to a newspaper account provided to us by the Sport in Society center," PolitiFact.com notes. "The FBI believes criminals prefer to strike when the weather is warmer."

Northeastern University criminologist James A. Fox did his own study after hearing Lewis' comments and he also came away unconvinced. "I took the Ray Lewis challenge and I don’t see any evidence of [a crime increase]," he Fox.

Mystery solved … although expect us to keep making "Ray Lewis can predict the future!" jokes every time an NFL player gets arrested. He can talk to animals, after all.

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Posted on: June 11, 2011 10:55 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2011 10:59 pm

Javarris James arrested on marijuana charge

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Every time an NFL player ends up in the back of the metaphorical squad car, we've joked that Ray Lewis' "No football means more crime" theory of human behavior might be closer to the truth that we'd like to admit.

In just the past week, NFL-related arrests have included the wife of Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall, Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (for the sixth time since 2009), and Thursday night, Colts running back Javarris James added his name to the list.

According to TheIndyChannel.com, James, who is cousins with former Indy RB Edgerrin James, was pulled over by Fort Myers, Florida, police "on suspicion of driving with car windows that were too darkly tinted" (if the charge sounds familiar it's because it happens frequently, often to football players). When officers approached James' car they smelled marijuana and found a bud in the center console and more pot on the floor.

James, 23, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Like his cousin, Edgerrin, James grew up in nearby Immokalee, Florida, and played collegiately at the University of Miami. He signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2010 but was released on September 4. After brief stops in New England and Washington (and we mean really brief -- he lasted a day with each team), James again signed with Indianapolis. He saw action in 10 games, and totaled 112 yards rushing and 63 yards receiving.

As Colts blog Stampede Blue noted Saturday, when Indy "selected Delone Carter in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the general sense was that Javarris James' days with the Colts were numbered." Getting caught with weed probably doesn't help his chances.

Meanwhile, we eagerly await Ray Lewis' theory on crime control. Because if the lockout doesn't end soon we're going to need it.

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Posted on: November 13, 2010 7:54 pm

Week 10 injury news and analysis, part III

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bengals at Colts

Combined, these two teams have a stunning 28 players on their injury lists.

For the Colts, RB Joseph Addai is doubtful with a neck, and though his replacement, Mike Hart, has performed well, he also is on the injury report – questionable with an ankle (he didn’t participate in practice at all this week). He probably won’t play either. Which means that Donald Brown likely will start and get some help from Javarris James.

Another potential problem for Indianapolis is that starting LBs Clint Session and Gary Brackett (toe) are listed as questionable. Session dislocated his elbow a couple weeks ago, but somehow he found a way to play through the rest of the game. Which was pretty amazing. Of course, he hasn’t been seen since, but still.

The Bengals secondary, meanwhile, won’t have much depth. Starting FS Chris Crocker is doubtful with a bad calf, and nickel back Morgan Trent (knee), who originally was listed as questionable, was downgraded today to out. QB Carson Palmer, who didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, is listed as probable with a right shoulder injury.

Texans at Jaguars

Houston WR Andre Johnson, who was listed as questionable and who seems to be fighting injuries every week, apparently will start. Which is nice of him, one supposes. But TE Owen Daniels, battling a bad hamstring, will miss his second-straight game. To replace him, look for Joel Dreessen (five catches for 67 yards last week) to get the start.

For the Jaguars, losing DE Aaron Kampman, who tore his ACL, will give Jacksonville a big void on the defensive line, but other than him, Jacksonville should be relatively healthy. LB Daryl Smith, DE Jeremy Mincey, RB Greg Jones and DT Tyson Alualu are probable.

Vikings at Bears

Now that the Sidney Rice question has been answered – he’s still not recovered from hip surgery and will NOT be active Sunday – we can look to the other two Vikings WRs on the injury list. Namely Percy Harvin, who’s been bothered by migraine headaches this week, and Bernard Berrian, who has a groin issue. Both are listed as questionable. Will Brett Favre have anybody to whom he can throw?

The Vikings secondary doesn’t seem much healthier. CB Asher Allen and S Jamarca Sanford are doubtful, while CB Lito Sheppard (hamstring) and CB Frank Walker (hand) are probable.

Bears C Olin Kreutz is questionable to play with a bad hamstring. He didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he’s expected to play anyway. And Chicago will need him. Minnesota recorded six sacks last week, and the Vikings will be looking to take down Favre as much as possible.

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Posted on: October 10, 2010 3:48 pm

Addai ruled out of Colts game

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In a tough battle with Kansas City, the Colts will be without their top running back for the rest of the game.

Joseph Addai injured his shoulder after it was pinned under the 6-foot-3, 275-pound mass of Kansas City LB Tamba Hali during a tackle, and he was officially ruled out for the game. He’s on the sidelines in street clothes.

The Colts only have two RBs left on the roster – Mike Hart and the newly-signed Javarris James.

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