The biggest news of the sports world today has easily been the jaw of former West Virginia and current New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith being broken courtesy of the fist of teammate IK Enemkpali. Or, actually, former teammate as Enemkpali was summarily cut by the NFL organization shortly after the locker-room incident.
As it turns out, the incident is not exactly out of character for Enemkpali.
In April of 2011 as a redshirt freshman at Louisiana Tech, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and battery of a police officer following an off-campus incident. Enemkpali was involved in a physical altercation at a Ruston steak house/bar and ultimately punched an off-duty, undercover police officer who was working security that morning at the drinking establishment. Police officers called to the scene first used pepper spray in an attempt to control an enraged Enemkpali and, after that failed, ultimately used a taser on the player.
Then-head coach Sonny Dykes, now the head coach at Cal, indefinitely suspended Enemkpali at the time of the incident, although he was reinstated and ended up playing in 12 games during the 2011 season. He went on to be an all-conference selection each of the next two seasons — one in the WAC, one in Conference USA — before being selected by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft.