Hold on, what? A star football player was arrested, prosecuted, and either found or plead guilty, all without anyone finding out until the league announced a suspension? That’s amazing! The Chiefs were able to keep this one out of the media for however many months the judicial process took, and the KC media’s pretty damn nosy. (Look at all the stuff Kent Babb got on Scott Pioli, the world’s worst boss.) In a world where athlete arrests become common knowledge before they’ve even made bail, Hali’s case wasn’t brought to light by a team employee, or a police source, or even a Raiders fan scanning the county jail records. And even now, we still don’t know exactly what happened. You can’t even be mad. In 2012, this might be a bigger accomplishment than winning a Super Bowl.
A league source tells PFT that the suspension for violating the substance-abuse policy voids $7.75 million in guaranteed payments for 2013, under the terms of a contact signed in 2011. Hali is still due to earn $12.25 million, and he’ll get all of the money he’s due to receive as long as the Chiefs don’t cut him.
If the Chiefs would cut Hali, he’d become a free agent, and he’d be able to sign elsewhere.
NFL rules prevent Bowe from practicing in pads until Tuesday, but he spent time with quarterback Matt Cassel and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll during Monday’s workout.
“The business part is over, I signed Friday and the great part about it is I’m here now with my teammates,” Bowe said. “I’ve been coming in extra early in the morning, staying late after practice, in the meeting room with Matt, trying to expedite the opportunity to get out there.”
But after the players concluded meetings on Monday, there were multiple indications Wilson is going to start the third exhibition game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday.
Now, don’t read anything into it beyond that. There was no announcement to that effect, and if Wilson is going to start this week, it may not carry on beyond that, but it certainly is significant. It would mean the Seahawks want to take a look at Wilson with their first-unit offense and against the opponent’s starters before deciding on a starter.