Instead of skipping the Pro Bowl in Miami, Dwight Freeney arrived in town Friday, according to ESPN’s John Clayton.
Freeney arrived early for a “battery of treatments,” including the use of a hyperbaric chamber. Clayton says Freeney has an “uphill battle” to play because of swelling. Clayton’s report supports what Florio wrote a few days back: Freeney’s ankle is worse than advertised.
Meanwhile, Freeney isn’t just killing time in South Beach. He’s making some extra money.
The Colts defensive end was slated to host a party at the nightclub Karma in Miami Saturday night, according to the Miami Herald, multiple tweets, and the club’s website. Darrelle Revis, Frank Gore, and Darnell Dockett were also scheduled to attend.
We tried to confirm Freeney did show up, but the club isn’t open yet this afternoon.
Look, Freeney can do whatever he chooses eight days before the big game. We’re sure he’s doing everything possible to get ready for the Super Bowl.
But hosting the party could present a different image than the Colts want, especially when their G.M. complained so vociferously about the “distraction” of separating Freeney and other Colts Pro Bowlers from their teammates a week before the big game.
UPDATE: Freeney’s agent has denied that Freeney attended the party.