We recently mentioned that one of the teammates of Jags receiver Mike Sims-Walker has been talking privately about reason for the “violation of team itinerary” that resulted in his one-game deactivation.
We opted not to share the reason, for reasons we’ll address in a minute.
Michael C. Wright of the Florida Times-Union has heard the reason, too. And he reports that Sims-Walker missed bed check due to a late-night rendezvous with a lady friend.
(We’re told that the rendezvous occurred somewhere in the team hotel other than Sims-Walker’s room.)
So why didn’t we blow the whistle?
For starters, we don’t know whether Sims-Walker is married, engaged, or has a steady girlfriend, and whether the woman in question was one or none of the above. And it’s not that we wanted to keep him out of trouble — we just want to be sure not to say or do anything that might get us or NBC sued. (After 18 years of practicing law, I have a pretty good idea as to where the hot spots might be.)
Actually, the uncertainty created by the team and by Sims-Walker had some folks believing that the truth was worse than it actually has turned out to be, according to Wright’s report. (In other words, sue the Times-Union, not us.) So it’s probably better to have the truth out there.
Unless Sims-Walker has a wife, fiance, or steady girlfriend who wasn’t the person with whom he was having a rendezvous.