Jets quarterback Geno Smith was reminded today that when you’re not on your team’s chartered flight, air travel is a headache.
Smith reportedly left a plane and was escorted out of a Los Angeles International Airport terminal after a dispute with a flight attendant today.
Deadspin published a photo of Smith talking to police officers and quoted a witness as saying that Smith “continued to curse and be loud for about 5 minutes” in a dispute with a ticket agent.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, Smith was questioned by police and released, with no arrest, after a dispute with a flight attendant who yanked Smith’s headphones away from him after he refused to take them off while he was on the plane before takeoff. Cimini’s report says Smith left the plane voluntarily and sought the police himself.
The Jets offered a brief statement saying, “We are aware of the report and are researching the facts. We will have no comment at this time.”