A few quick hits to get your Wednesday morning going:--There has been a rash of arrests of NFL players over the past several days including high-profile players such as the Cowboys Dez Bryant (domestic violence) and Seattles Marshawn Lynch (DUI). But as a whole, NFL players are not men running wild out there, wreaking havoc on American society. This study shows that NFL players are arrested at about half the rate of the general population. Its just that when the guy down the street gets in trouble its not news but with a pro football player any transgression is in the headlines.--We had the Redskins pass rushing duo locked up yesterday as I talked to Ryan Kerrigan down at the Comcast SportsNet studios and Tarik El-Bashir chatted with Brian Orakpo at his football camp in Fairfax. Tariks articles on Orakpo are up (on the coming season here and on RG3s contract situation here). My posts on Kerrigan will come tomorrow; this evening he will be appearing as a co-anchor at 6:00 on Geico SportsNet Central.--Theres a good discussion going on about the offensive line in the comments section of the article I wrote the other day. Go take a look and let your opinion be known.Days until: Training camp 8; preseason opener vs. Bills 22; RG3 vs. Luck at FedEx Field 38; final cuts 45; Redskins @ Saints 53; home opener vs. Bengals
Redskins officials fear that linebacker Reuben Foster has torn the ACL in his left knee, sources tell NBC Sports Washington.
Additionally, there is concern about a more significant injury that could include the artery in his left leg, sources said.
Foster went down on his first snap in a non-contact drill during OTAs on Monday after stepping on the leg of guard Tyler Catalina. Immediately, Foster fell to the ground, and it was obvious he was in intense pain. He was audibly screaming and crying while writhing in pain on the field.
Moments later, the Redskins medical staff rushed out to Foster, and within a matter of minutes, his leg was placed into a stabilizing device. He was then helped onto a cart and wheeled off the practice field.
After practice, Jay Gruden said the team was unsure of Foster's prognosis but did say, "I’m just very disappointed in what happened in his first rep as a Redskin. He runs through the gap and gets injured."
The Redskins took a major public relations hit by signing Foster last fall, and the team's belief was that his play on the field would be worth the controversy that enveloped his signing. Foster won't be playing in 2019, but remains under contract for 2020, and Washington will have the option to keep him in 2021.
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LAS VEGAS -- Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival.
Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday that the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Cellphone video posted by celebrity website TMZ appeared to show Elliott speaking with a woman and then with several security and event staff members, including one who falls backward over a metal parking area barricade.
Elliott's attorney, Frank Salzano in New York, told TMZ that event security misconstrued the situation and overreacted and that Elliott left Las Vegas for Dallas after the incident to be at his youth football camp Sunday.
Salzano didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.
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