Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was benched for a quarter Sunday, after he was late to a team meeting the day before.
That might be a tougher battle for Wilkerson, who is apparently a repeat offender.
According to Connor Hughes of NJ.com, Wilkerson “has regularly shown up late to team’s morning meetings this season,” and has missed some altogether. A team source said Wilkerson was either late or absent from five meetings since the preseason.
Bowles fines players for being late, and eventually they add up to a benching.
This wasn’t the first benching for Muhammad, who has apologized for his behavior in the past, saying it wouldn’t happen again. And yet it continues to.
They gave him a five-year, $86 million contract after the 2015 season, so the fines apparently don’t make much of an impact.