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Jay Ajayi reportedly being sued for post-Super Bowl antics

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Jay Ajayi reportedly being sued for post-Super Bowl antics

Updated: 8:35 p.m.

Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is being sued by the owner of a Los Angeles mansion who claims Ajayi trashed his house, according to a report Monday from TMZ.

However, per TMZ, a representative for Ajayi claims the lawsuit and report are bogus. Ajayi is being charged $25,000 by the owner of the house for damages, according to the report.

Perhaps most troubling about the report is that the owner claims when he confronted Ajayi about the charges, Ajayi “pushed [him] on [his] chest in a menacing and threatening manner.”

The report says Ajayi stayed at the 6,000-square-foot L.A. house with a friend for five days after the Eagles won Super Bowl LII and Ajayi was specifically told to not throw parties, but threw at least three anyway.

The owner claims to have charged Ajayi $5,000 for each party and Ajayi reportedly also broke a table, scratched floors and violated the smoking policy .

Ajayi, 24, came to the Eagles in a trade during last season and became a big part of the rotation, rushing for 408 yards on 70 carries in seven regular-season games. This season, after the departure of free agent LeGarrette Blount, Ajayi figures to be an even bigger part of the running back puzzle.

This is the final year of Ajayi’s four-year rookie deal.

The report from TMZ did not mention any criminal charges filed against Ajayi.

Any Eagles fans in an existential crisis after Super Bowl win?

Any Eagles fans in an existential crisis after Super Bowl win?

It was a nice, sunny March day and I was back at the NovaCare Complex for the first time since the Eagles won the Super Bowl. 

It was strange. 

I got there early to get a good seat for a press conference like I normally do, walked through the same gate as always, dropped my bag at the same desk I have used for a couple years now. Then I began to walk down the sidewalk toward the main building as I have done countless times through sun, wind, rain and snow, wins and losses, good times and bad, over the past several years. But something felt different. 

I couldn’t shake the feeling. “What’s it all matter?” I thought. “They already won the Super Bowl. It’s over. What are we still doing?”

Maybe that’s why free agency lacked the same buzz and why the draft seemingly sneaked up on all of us. Were you nearly as pumped up about this year’s draft? And, no, it probably wasn’t just about the lack of picks.

Suffice to say, if I were a player, I’d be at the beginning of a massive Super Bowl hangover. But after growing up in this area, everyone knows the Super Bowl has always been the goal. We all knew there would never be anything greater; and we were kind of right. The Super Bowl run was incredible, improbable. The parade was unforgettable. And now I’m back on a spring day about to talk to Nigel Bradham about his new contract, almost like none of that had ever happened? 

Because no one in this town ever felt what it was like to win a Super Bowl, it became a preoccupation. It’s all that ever mattered. Recently, Jason Kelce said that for the first seven years he spent in town, all he ever heard was, “Just get us one.” No one ever thought about multiple Super Bowls or the Eagles’ possibly becoming a dynasty. No way! It was all about getting that first one. That was the finish line.

And because everyone was so preoccupied with winning that first Super Bowl, it became ingrained in the DNA of every Eagles fan. That all-consuming yearning for the first taste of the Lombardi Trophy became as integral a part of being an Eagles fan as wearing green or loving Brian Dawkins. 

So now that they’ve actually done it, I wonder if some Eagles fans feel like a little piece of them is missing. 

I wonder if some Eagles fans are wrapped up in some bizarre existential crisis. 

It’s not a bad thing, of course. No one’s saying that. That would be crazy. But I wonder if Eagles fans — on top of their unrelenting euphoria — are feeling something like what Red Sox and Cubs fans had to feel after their teams finally reached the mountain top. All they ever knew was falling short; it became a part of who they are. Scratch that … who they were.  

Eagles fans are in a similar predicament. When the Eagles took down the Patriots in February, everything they had ever known was wrong. Go ahead and cue the Aladdin music; this really is a whole new world. 

And Eagles fans have to get used to living in it. They’re gonna do it with smiles on their faces. 

Drew Pearson announcing Eagles as Super Bowl champs is beautiful

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Drew Pearson announcing Eagles as Super Bowl champs is beautiful

Wanna hear Drew Pearson call your Eagles the Super Bowl 52 champions?

Obviously.

Pearson, who single-handedly offended the entire city of Philadelphia last year with his rant at the podium before announcing the Cowboys’ draft pick last year, just got a taste of his own medicine. To refresh your memory or if you feel like getting angry again, here it is again below.

The Eagles shared a video Thursday night on their social media account of Pearson, yelling to the entire stadium in Dallas, honoring the Super Bowl 52 champs.

It will warm your heart, despite the minor boos.

“Let’s hear it for your Super Bowl 52 champions, the Philadelphia Eagles,” he said.

Say it louder for the people in the back.