Even though defensive end Ray Edwards currently isn’t in the NFL, he’s continuing to generate headlines.
Even if the headline comes from a punch to the head that didn’t connect.
According to the Associated Press, the North Dakota Combative Sports Commissioner Al Jaeger has suspended Nicholas Capes indefinitely for taking a dive only a handful seconds into a fight with Edwards. Jaeger said that the video evidence “clearly shows Capes was not hit before he dropped to the canvas.”
Though an investigation is proceeding, the promoter thinks Capes is getting roughed up unfairly. (As opposed to being, you know, not roughed up at all but acting like he was.) Capes was a last-minute replacement due to a no-show, and promoter Cory Rapacz says that Capes “didn’t realize what he was getting into” before passing through the ropes to fight Edwards.
And so instead of being a coward and not fighting Edwards at all, Capes decided to be a coward regarding his cowardice and pretend to get knocked out.