(NYPOST) — The Jets lost quarterback Geno Smith for six to 10 weeks after he was “sucker-punched” by teammate IK Enemkpali on Tuesday morning in the locker room.
Smith suffered a broken jaw and had to undergo surgery. He will be gone for the start of the Jets season.
The problem between Smith and Enemkpali stemmed from expenses for a charity event Enemkpali hosted in July, according to a source.
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Smith was scheduled to appear, but was forced to back out at the last minute following the death of someone close to him. Enemkpali was upset over Smith’s absence, and asked Smith to reimburse him for the travel expenses — a flight and limo adding up to $600. Smith, who pulls in approximately $1.25 million annually, agreed, but he still had not payed up when the two exchanged words this morning.