Dion Lewis Charged with Very Bad Judgment during Slow News Week

Dion Lewis Charged with Very Bad Judgment during Slow News Week

It's
4 a.m., you're drunk, and you're locked out of the hotel you're staying
at: what do you do? Whatever you decide, don't pull the fire alarm --
it's a felony.

That's the plan Dion Lewis and his brother allegedly hatched
over the weekend, leading to the Eagles' running back's arrest on
charges of falsely reporting a fire. But hey, at least they had lodging
for the night. In a jail cell.

First reported by the Times-Union
(via PFT) in Albany, NY, where the two men were staying, the charges are
fairly serious. Deploying emergency services is expensive, and
potentially dangerous if they are diverted from a real situation. Waking/scaring
an entire building full of people could also qualify as disturbing the
peace, though it's not one of the charges.

Still, it sounds like
the intent here was not malicious. Apparently Lewis did not have his guest key to let
himself inside the hotel, which locks after midnight, so he could not
access his quarters, creating in itself a set of unsafe circumstances.
There had to be a better way to handle things, but he's certainly not
the first person to make a terrible decision while intoxicated.

The
report says there is an additional misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge. My guess is if he has an otherwise clean record, and is proactive
about putting the incident behind him, Lewis might be able to plea
down from the felony charges.

His brother, on the other hand, is currently being held without bail because he has prior felony convictions.

Dion
is currently pegged as the backup behind LeSean McCoy, but faces
competition from seventh-round pick Bryce Brown and undrafted rookie
free agent Chris Polk.

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Brown says 'nobody has any fears' over long-term impact on Fultz's shot

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Brown says 'nobody has any fears' over long-term impact on Fultz's shot

DETROIT — If you’re under the impression Markelle Fultz’s shooting game has been affected by his sore right shoulder, you’re not alone.

Sixers coach Brett Brown thinks so, too.

“There’s no doubt that it factors into what people question right now about his shot. There’s no doubt,” Brown said prior to the Sixers’ matchup Monday night in Detroit. “You don’t just walk a certain way for a long period of your life, and then all of the sudden, start to limp.”

Brown’s comments come on the heels of another worrisome shooting performance from Fultz, who made just 1 of 5 shots en route to six points in Saturday’s 128-94 blowout loss in Toronto.

It marked the second straight game Fultz logged only six points after he made just 2 of 9 shots in the Sixers’ home-opening loss to the Boston Celtics.

“(Fultz) doesn’t let on much. He doesn’t want to let on much,” Brown said. “But nobody’s hiding anything. It’s just, none of us can dismiss that it doesn’t factor into some of the shooting concerns that he might have. 

“What I do know is that the work he puts in, the work on his shoulder, all that stuff, nobody is dramatizing it. It’s consistent and I think it’s heading into the path that we want.”

Brown acknowledged that Fultz’s shoulder woes remain a cause for concern. That said, it appears Brown has no intention of sitting the 19-year-old sharpshooter, who has yet to attempt a three-pointer in his first three regular-season games, despite shooting 41.3 percent from behind the arc in his lone season season at the University of Washington.

“I’m trying to grow him and find minutes for him, and become a part of what we’re doing,” Brown said. “He’s obviously a huge part of our future. That kind of stuff is what’s mostly on my mind.”

Asked whether he had concerns about whether continuing to play Fultz could affect his shot down the road, Brown was quick to dismiss the notion, citing the opinion of the team’s medical staff. 

“I’m advised mostly by the medical people — that’s what I get worried about the most. And nobody has any fears,” Brown said. “Like we’ve said to Markelle, this is not going to define him. This first season is not going to define him. 

“He’s so compliant. When you really dig in deeper, and not get tricked by just statistics, he’s been good. He really has been good.”