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Babineaux expected to play despite arrest

The Falcons are “very likely” to play defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux Sunday despite his recent arrest, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Like most teams, the Falcons have historically let the legal system run its course before disciplining a player.  The NFL confirmed that Babineaux’s arrest for possession of marijuana will be reviewed under the league’s substance abuse policy.

“Unfortunately, since it is a legal matter, I will not be able to
comment further at this time, but my family and I have faith that you
will see, I’m not guilty of these charges,” Babineaux said in a statement Friday night. 

Atlanta’s thin defensive line needs Babineaux, but he’s just one of many Falcons with uncertain availability Sunday.

Matt Ryan and Michael Turner are game-time decisions for the Falcons in a game Atlanta needs to win for any playoff hopes.

Also questionable: left tackle Sam Baker (elbow), right guard Harvey Dahl (ankle), wide
receiver Michael Jenkins (ankle), center Todd McClure (knee), tackle
Will Svitek (ankle) and wide receiver Roddy White (knee).

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8 Responses to “Babineaux expected to play despite arrest”
  1. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Dec 12, 2009 3:10 PM

    Keep in the same line-up as last week, except to replace second string LT Will Svitek with whoever is next in line and use plenty of TE Keith Zinger to help block.
    Babineaux is the star of the D line this year but the Falcons will pay the price for his foolishness next season with missed games (though he’s innocent until proven guilty or whatever). AAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwww……….
    >>>>>>(>>>>(>>

  2. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Dec 12, 2009 3:38 PM

    Keep in the same group as last week to help make amends for that pi$$er of a sh!tty game they played against the Eagles at the Dome last week. Damn chili fries spilled all over my lap. On khaki Dockers. And out of Shout and Spray & Wash to boot. Just a pitiful showing last week, couldn’t punch it in near the end of the first half to come within 3. And tian’s love hero Michael Vick did well too.

  3. LewD says: Dec 12, 2009 3:42 PM

    “I did not have sex with that woman!”

  4. KingJoe! says: Dec 12, 2009 4:49 PM

    Smokin’ the ganja, will get you fineja. Smoke it home and no one gets hurt. Dont take it on the roadja, burn a fattie before you goja. Dumba$$.

  5. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 12, 2009 4:58 PM

    “Falcons have historically let the legal system run its course before disciplining a player.”
    now THAT is one god####ed supersized understatement.

  6. Favre On HGH says: Dec 12, 2009 5:49 PM

    “Unfortunately, since it is a legal matter, I will not be able to comment further at this time, but my family and I have faith that you will see, I’m not guilty of these charges,” Babineaux said in a statement Friday night.
    ————————–
    Sorry bud, but Johny Cochran passed away a few years back.
    After every one of these arrests for “possession” I am still amazed these idiots cannot find somebody to run and pick this sh*t up for them.

  7. joelbcajun says: Dec 12, 2009 5:51 PM

    Of course they are going to play him. His bong hits might slow him down a bit. Mike and Pierre will take full advantage. And well Reggie? He will cheer from the sidelines. WHO DAT WHO DAT!!!!

  8. BigEasy33 says: Dec 12, 2009 7:20 PM

    What a loser!!!! Of course he’s not guilty…it wasn’t his weed but his low life friends weed who is probably sucking the life out of Babineaux’s paycheck….Babineaux and his “friend” are both losers and the simple fact this idiot isn’t suspended from the team immediately….just amplify’s the fact that the team is doing whats best for the team and thats to have this moron play….i guess if he would have killed off some dogs he would have been pulled…oh thats right he was charged with animal cruelty for killing his girlfriends dog….I guess you can’t have 2 dog killers on an NFL roster and that is why they got rid of Vick and kept this loser!!!!
    Who Dat…….they’re gonna get their ass kicked anyway!!!!!

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