Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comBecause today wasn’t bizarre enough, here’s another odd story involving a Jet player.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith was reportedly escorted by police away from a Virgin America flight at Los Angeles International after a witness told Deadspin there was a “verbal altercation” between the Jets quarterback and airline staff at the gate desk. The Deadspin tipster wasn’t alone, as someone else took to Twitter to let
SI.com’s Fox Sport’s Jimmy Traina (and a well-known Jets fan) know the same thing. TMZ Sports got in on the action and you can see the video interaction with Geno Smith at the curb of LAX here.
Meanwhile, the NY Post reports that Geno Smith was actually kicked off a flight prior to being led away from the desk by officers. According to two accounts from the Post, Smith was removed from the plane for not removing his headphones prior to takeoff.
Read the NY Post article as it is the most thorough account of both sides of the story.
UPDATE: Most sources since the original report from the Post have suggested that Smith was not removed from the plane after all and that he removed himself of his own accord and just spoke to police at the gate. Sources close to Smith have blamed the flight attendant for the “incident” with no police report being filed.