Posted January 17, 2014

Report: Jets QB Geno Smith involved in incident at LAX

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Geno Smith led the Jets to an 8-8 record in his rookie season. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Geno Smith led the Jets to an 8-8 record in his rookie season. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was involved in an incident at Los Angeles International Airport which led to police being called, reports Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

According to the report, Smith was involved in an argument with a flight attendant regarding his headphones when the flight attendant forcibly removed them from his head and threw them to the ground. Smith then exited the plane and sought the police who made no arrests in the matter.

Deadspin has published a conflicting report that says police were called after Smith became agitated with the gate attendant, and was escorted out of the airport by police.

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Smith later denied he was a part of any altercation to TMZ.


86 comments
JustinParisi
JustinParisi

Did any of you actually *read* the article? 


"According to the report, Smith was involved in an argument with a flight attendant regarding his headphones when the flight attendant forcibly removed them from his head and threw them to the ground. Smith then exited the plane and sought the police who made no arrests in the matter."


What flight attendant forcibly removes someone's headset and throws it to the ground? And it sounds like Smith didn't retaliate; he left the plane and sought out the police. If anything, that flight attendant needs to be reprimanded and/or fired for their lack of customer service skills.

AlaGator
AlaGator

He should have said "Do you know who I am.  I'm rated the 34th best QB in the NFL."  That would have impressed them.

Listening
Listening

What a punk.  I do not care if you play in the NFL.  That does not entitle you to not follow the rules the rest of us have to..  PUNK!!!!

sportsGuy12
sportsGuy12

flight attendant probably said, "how could you have a season that bad?"

TeamCropDusters
TeamCropDusters

'Male flight attendant'... you already know that dude\dudette is a beeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch.

wetmouse
wetmouse

"Don't You Know Who I Am" only works if you are a FRANCHISE quarterback.

SukMadiq
SukMadiq

Looks like Bubba Gump in that picture.

ToddBennett
ToddBennett

If your thing is rejecting authority, and constantly rebelling, American air travel is not for you.  You have to behave and follow instructions.  They don't care about your rights, and they don't care if you are a QB.  Did the flight attendant cross a line?  Maybe.  They have been rude with me too.  Personally I don't think they turn over enough.  In fact they are rarely ever friendly.  Perhaps that is because they have to think like cops now, where everyone could be a suspect character.  All that aside, take off the headphones, and go to Vegas.

SukMadiq
SukMadiq

Probably those crap Beats headhones that have the sound quality  of 30 dollar headphones.

SukMadiq
SukMadiq

Hilarious, the little chimp couldn't stand not to be without his Beyonce music for 5 minutes so he had a tantrum.

speaksnow
speaksnow

I'm a 54 yr old male, and fly frequently. I have to believe that those that are blaming youth or race don't fly often. Flight attendants have to repeat themselves on every flight to turn off electronic devices and remove headsets, to all walks of life. I've often watched them become rude and confrontational, including with me. It isn't unusual to sit at the gate for an extended period of time. I've either fallen asleep, or gone deep into thought with my headset on. In those situations I don't always hear that requests from the flight attendants. On more than one occasion they've gotten down right rude with me, even after I apologized. Now, I've never had the situation escalate beyond eye rolling, but then again they didn't have personal audio devices when I was 23 when my testosterone was at higher levels.

I wasn't there, so I'm not going to draw conclusions, but if this flight attendant physically removed the headset and through it to the ground, I believe Gino did the correct thing by exiting the plane and requesting the police.

Mel
Mel

The Jets have some real class and skill at qb. Mr Buttfumble and Mr Immature. Be prepared for 10-12 more losses in 2014 Jet's fans...

donald5
donald5

Even if the woman was rude and she is not giving you your proper "respect", you take the headphones off.  I'm sorry if you feel compelled to take a righteous stand but you are not going to win this one.  Attendant says to put it away, put it away.  

kingping
kingping

The troubles in money land continues. It seems like the flight attendant was very rude. Cops take no action when it is absolutely clear that the accused person is not at fault. In another hot news Sergio Garcia was fired by girlfriend. http://ow.ly/sucXL

rh2000
rh2000

Punk biatch pre-madonna don't want to listen to nobody but himself and his rapper idol's!   


LOL let him have his 15 min's as he won't be playing quarterback much in the future.  


You have to have some skills to do that and being a punk biatch don't mean you have skills!


It means your just stupid

effeweall
effeweall

I smell a DreBreats commercial:


show the NY skyline...do a google maps location fast forward from NY to LAX...the precious actress in a bikini and a flight attendant cap screaming at Geno....him ignoring her.......him being led out of the airport by a swat team...DreBeats still on his head....google maps fast forward to NJ Target parking lot,....Kellen Wnslow Jr is in his car with a 55 gallon drum of vasiline in the passenger seat  and when he is being cuffed with his pants around his ankles led away to his patrol car he has DreBeats around his neck.....fade to Rex Ryan in front of a women's shoe store with headphones on and him being in a manic stare at all the women trying on shoes.......fade to the end zone of the Meadowlands then zoom out to the moon showing the earth with a pair of DreBeats headphones on it........


I just made the best commercial for the superbowl.....i want $$$ off of this

DonnieGoodson
DonnieGoodson

I could definitely see Tebow doing this.  GM has got to be loving this morning's newspaper.  Choke on it.

NikhilSeth
NikhilSeth

If after having taken dozens of flights he still needs to listen to safety instructions it is unlikely he will have remembered this one either (ask all those business travelers logging 100K miles a year.  None of us listen to these instructions).  How many folks actually listen to these.  And how about yanking magazines or books or kindles away from people during the announcements. Very possible the flight attendant was making an 'example' of him. 

Joshua13
Joshua13

@Listening Since when has anybody had to follow that rule? They hand out headphones to everybody else

Listening
Listening

@SukMadiq 

Popcorn shrimp, lemon shrimp, BBQ shrimp......  well....   I guess that's about it 

"

BillieBob
BillieBob

@SukMadiq 

Does it make you feel better about yourself to call a black man a little chimp?

speaksnow
speaksnow

Must be a Dolphin or Patriot fan. No controversy on those teams. :/

BillieBob
BillieBob

@WilyCoyoteSuperGenius 

So when Bobby Knight acts like a complete lunatic a-hole do you post the same things about "white youth"?

My guess is "no".

speaksnow
speaksnow

Another racist remark from a "Genius". Hater

Mel
Mel

@kingpingSeems another sheep willing to buy anything they are told. Smith gave his version of the story, and you are buying it hook line and sinker. The airport says something different happened. They actually have people that they are accountable to. But you wanna believe Smith, the guy with every reason to lie, have fun with that. Next you'll be saying it was because he's black....

me1
me1

@rh2000 Learn the difference between "you are or you're" and your....then you might have some basis for whom you call stupid.

kj4027
kj4027

@DonnieGoodson The previous GM already threw Tebow under the bus saying it was a horrible trade. I guess he forgets that Tebow selected the Jets based on their telling him they would design an offense around his skill set. Maybe if the Jets were honest with Tebow he would have gone to Jacksonville as that was his second choice. Instead we got Mr. McButtfumble and Mr. nothing between the ears Smith.

kj4027
kj4027

@NikhilSeth Yes, they singled him out. The FA's got together and said "let's make an example of this guy" "we should only ask him to turn off his phone". What planet do you reside?

Rick57
Rick57

@BillieBob Seeing how Bobby Knight is far from young, I doubt there would be any reference to white youth either. Your phony logic is a complete failure.

rh2000
rh2000

@me1 @rh2000 LOL    F  O grammar whiz!  Yea I made a mistake doesn't mean I am stupid.  Ya Azz Wipe 

scp1957
scp1957

@Rick57@BillieBobSome jock sniffers like old white guy butt. Others prefer fresh young black flesh. Don't ask, don't tell.

Rick57
Rick57

@Mel Absolutely! It's all Rex Ryan's fault as evidenced by the fabulous career Tebow has had outside New York. Idiot.

Mel
Mel

@EricHuttinger No they didn't. Ryan had absolutely no clue how to use Tebow, so he didn't.