The actual news today is that the Redskins signed Pete Schmitt. That's actually about four days old news but it's worth noting late because...
Schmitt is expected t o compete for playing time with Tyler Ecker, another first-year player. Ecker was the Redskins' seventh-round draft pick in 2007, but he spent the year on injured reserve.
Batman: "What's that, Robin?"
Robin: "She looks very pretty when she's asleep."
Batman: "I thought you might eventually notice that. That single statement indicates to me the first oncoming thrust of manhood, old chum."
Here I say -- Golly, I sure hope Schmitt has a longer, more productive tenure in Washington than Kenyatta Jones did -- thus allowing me a segue into the much more entertaining and only slightly tragic story of a troubled former Redskin who just couldn't hold it. The former Patriot fell out with his old team after allegedly assaulting someone with water, really, really, hot water. I can't find the disposition of the case, but you aren't afforded leniency on account of style points.
But apparently the Redskins were impressed because we caught him, then released him on the much more serious offense of being injured. He found his way to the Tampa Bay Storm, which may or may not be a professional field hockey team, and now got himself into some truly bodacious trouble:
He was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest after allegedly shoving an off-duty police officer who was working as security at the bar.
He got tasered, bro:
Uniformed Tampa police officers working extra duty at the club tried escorting him out, but Jones stopped and tried to go back in, an arrest report states. An officer grabbed Jones' arm, trying to lead him out, and Jones shoved the officer against a door. Another officer used a Taser on Jones.
Nobody was injured, police said.
In addition to the battery charge, Jones was charged with resisting arrest with violence and trespassing.