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Jaguars don’t “expect much” to come from NFL review of Dante Fowler video


Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler released a statement earlier this week saying he was “embarrassed” about the release of a video showing him watching two women fighting in a Florida apartment building.

Fowler stood back as the women, reportedly Fowler’s girlfriend and the mother of his child, fought for a while before stepping in and helping bring it to an end. He said in the statement that he took “100 percent responsibility for everything that happened” and the NFL issued one of their own saying that they would look into what they termed a “disturbing” incident.

On Thursday, Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell said that the team didn’t “expect much” to come from that review. That’s a reasonable view because, ugly though the fight may have been, there wasn’t much to indicate that Fowler had broken any law that would have opened the door for the league to step in.

Fowler, the team’s first pick in the 2015 draft, is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in rookie minicamp last year. Coach Gus Bradley updated his status this week.

“As far as his treatment and his injury, he’s been really, really good,” Bradley said, via WTLV. “During the season, we had him involved quite a bit, as much as we could in meetings and in treatment. After the season now, he’s really amped it up and I know a lot of his testing has come back and they are really, really good numbers.”

If all works well for Fowler, his next set of headlines will come as a result of on-field exploits rather than the less rewarding ones he’s made so far in his NFL career.

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14 Responses to “Jaguars don’t “expect much” to come from NFL review of Dante Fowler video”
  1. firstdownbrowns says: Feb 25, 2016 3:38 PM

    nothing like Baby Momma Drama. well on his way to 5 plus kids with 5 plus mothers. the AP school of manhood.

  2. jjb0811 says: Feb 25, 2016 3:44 PM

    He should sit 2 games. He ref’ed that fight.

  3. charliecharger says: Feb 25, 2016 3:47 PM

    NFL teams need to throw away their stop watches and pay more attention to a player’s character. I would have never drafted this kid based on what I saw on film at Florida, All the dancing around after plays and showing lack of concentration (mental weakness). Oh well, maybe he had a high vertical leap at the combine. You could see the freakish physical skills on tape, just like Jadeveon Clowney, but in the end, teams usually regret not taking the solid character kids.

  4. joedirte says: Feb 25, 2016 3:54 PM

    Guys need to quit thinking with their little head and think with their big head. If Dante was with a woman with class this situation wouldn’t have happened.

  5. udkidd says: Feb 25, 2016 4:00 PM

    Sometimes you need a little scrap to build a relationship. The baby’s mom and the new girlfriend figure to see each other a lot in the near future. What a beautiful way to start a friendship.

  6. ampats says: Feb 25, 2016 4:11 PM

    Anyone who watches the video will see Fowler for a low life punk with very little moral fiber.He stood there and encouraged the fight.

    Good luck for the future London franchise!

  7. dreadnok89 says: Feb 25, 2016 4:14 PM

    Guys a scumbag, hes just gonna get hurt again anyway

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 25, 2016 4:33 PM

    Don’t bring a Jaguar to a cat fight.

  9. lrical says: Feb 25, 2016 5:16 PM

    I still can’t watch the video.

  10. pftreader69 says: Feb 25, 2016 6:13 PM

    The NFL is so confusing. If girlfriend has a kid is she called other mother? Or should we just start numbering them now?

  11. burgandy2260 says: Feb 25, 2016 6:26 PM

    I’m disgusted with this whole situation. The video obviously shows him suggesting they fight merely w/the left hand gesture for them to scrap. It’s plain to see. If the NFL and JAX want to close a blind eye then maybe the police should look into it.

  12. Ferdinand says: Feb 25, 2016 6:35 PM

    Why would they expect anything to happen? The League has proven over and over that it’s concern for women is a PR move only.

    So unless they League takes some major PR hit before training camp, nothing will happen.

  13. metalhead65 says: Feb 25, 2016 9:31 PM

    the guy was in a no win situation, if he steps in it looks like he is fighting 2 women. he let it go on so there would be no doubt he was trying to break it up and not a participant.

  14. minnesotablizzard says: Feb 25, 2016 11:43 PM

    I find the free flowing footage of all of these cameras that have literally just popped up everywhere in the last 5 years extremely disturbing.

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