Three of four Jaguars involved in bar tab incident are active for Sunday’s game

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It appears that any discipline imposed on the four players arrested early Saturday for allegedly trying to skip out on a $64,000 bar tab in London won’t include making them inactive for the game at Wembley Stadium. Only one of the four players is inactive, and that player had been listed as doubtful due to injury.

Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the four Jaguars who were arrested, questioned, and released were cornerback D.J. Hayden, safety Barry Church, safety Ronnie Harrison, and safety Jarrod Wilson.

Hayden in injured and is inactive. Also inactive are cornerback A.J. Bouye, cornerback Tyler Patmon, running back Leonard Fournette, defensive tackle Eli Ankou, tight end James O'Shaughnessy, and defensive end Dawuane Smoot.

Given the number of injured cornerbacks and given that the other three players are all defensive backs, the Jaguars may not have had the luxury of disciplining the players by not letting them play.

Rapoport adds that the arrests may have come after a misunderstanding. He contends that expensive bottles of alcohol were being sent to the players’ table, and that they thought someone else was paying for them. They were surprised to learn that they were the ones expected to pay.

If the resolution included full payment for the alcohol, it’s likely that this excuse didn’t hold much water.

19 responses to “Three of four Jaguars involved in bar tab incident are active for Sunday’s game

  1. $ 64,000 Bar Tab ? I once had an employer who made us drive 500 + miles to a meeting ( which caused us to have to stay overnight and drive back Saturday rather then then pay for us to fly, and we could be home Friday night ) We deliberately ran up the bar tab ( which he was paying for ) to cost more then the cost of the flights. We achieved our goal , the tab was $1400,but we really had to work at it. $ 64,000 ?

  2. Last time the Jaguars kneeled for the US national anthem and stood for God Save The Queen. They going to sit for both this time?

  3. Love seeing all of the excited fans outside of Wembley Stadium. It’s amazing that there is so much hatred towards London games.

    Of course, the London game haters are nothing more than Trump supporters, the same people who support shooting up synagogues and using bombs to settle political disputes.

  4. the night before a game let alone in a different country and you have players who are more focused on being out in a bar than sleeping or film study.

    and you wonder why the jaguars still can’t turn the corner.

  5. The Jaguars coaches and owners are garbage to allow any of these players to be on the field. Great representation of the USA, Jacksonville as well as the NFL. No wonder other countries look at us as they do. Nothing but garbage individuals to try to not pay a bill let alone one as 60 some thousand dollars.

  6. I’m really buying that they didn’t know who was ordering the bottles of alcohol. I’m sure this happens all the time. Not. What a bunch of classless individuals, who go to another country and show England the type of butt holes these guys can be. This is black eye for all the other players in the league who actually do show class. I hope they are all suspended for multiple games. The owner wants to move the team to London, he should have insisted that they all were suspended for the game and sent home early.

  7. I’m shocked. Shocked I tell you. I would have sworn Coughlin would have yelled at them and “put them in their place” as I frequently saw cited from stupid people who think that he “shaped” this team up with discipline last year, and that’s why they won.

  8. ubbasmithguy says:
    October 28, 2018 at 9:48 am
    I’m really buying that they didn’t know who was ordering the bottles of alcohol. I’m sure this happens all the time. Not
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    Boy, what a shot that no one believes the players. NOT

    How about you use your head instead of just making your usual assumption that black professional athletes are lying criminals. It’s likely that all of these players have been in London before, probably even been to this club before, and certainly have spent lots of time in clubs in Florida. Why has this never happened to them before? Why, this one time, would they decide not to pay their bar tab?

    The fact is, people do send bottles of those two celebrities at clubs all of the time Dash either club management trying to get them to stay in the club, or other guests trying to ingratiate themselves to the
    celebrities.

    I have no idea what really happened, and neither do you. But unlike you, I try not to prejudge people whenever possible.

  9. It probably was a misunderstanding as the average Joe’s, on this site, have no idea. Celebrities and athletes get invited to events all the time(they were invited) and get everything comped. The players did not order the drinks, the club was sending them over. Players thought it was comped as they didnt order them. It’s that simple

  10. How do you pay a 65000 dollar tab?? People want to say they are not guilty, well something sure happened when it was mentioned they these so call classy players had to pay the bill before they were let go. Stiffing the restaurant, the one having to bowl down to there BS all night to get a tip which also they ran from. Why would anyone expect these players be accountable when these types have never been accountable and gotten away with these type action their entire lives. Reality folks.

  11. I have no idea what really happened, and neither do you. But unlike you, I try not to prejudge people whenever possible.
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    Once they’re arrested it goes from prejudge to judge. And I don’t think their skin color is important. Obviously you do though. If this was four white guys you think the comments would be any different?

  12. “Once they’re arrested it goes from prejudge to judge”.
    ________

    Well, make sure that if you are ever mistakenly or wrongly arrested that you do not retain an attorney or otherwise defend yourself. After all, you would not want to go against your opinion that arrest = guilt.

  13. Not characteristic of a Marrone coached team he usually has his nose in everything his players do, much like a house mother at an all girls school

  14. IF the reports are true, then one can say being in a bar at that time before a game shows a lack of good judgement to say the least. This will not go over well with the owner. Bill…and yes I would say the same if the players were green or blue. The race card won’t work here.

  15. arcross12042004scorp15 says:
    October 28, 2018 at 8:54 am
    $ 64,000 Bar Tab ? I once had an employer who made us drive 500 + miles to a meeting ( which caused us to have to stay overnight and drive back Saturday rather then then pay for us to fly, and we could be home Friday night ) We deliberately ran up the bar tab ( which he was paying for ) to cost more then the cost of the flights. We achieved our goal , the tab was $1400,but we really had to work at it. $ 64,000 ?

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    Guessing you probably just bought beer and shots. These guys were most likely getting top shelf stuff…bottles of them.

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