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Geno Smith denies unpaid plane ticket was cause of IK Enemkpali brawl

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Rex Ryan's decision to name IK Enemkpali as a captain for the Buffalo Bills' game against the New York Jets tomorrow night has, inevitably, brought up the story of how the defensive end ended up in Buffalo.

We all know it by now. Enemkpali jettisoned from the Jets in the offseason after a confrontation with Geno Smith over an unpaid $600 plane ticket ended with the quarterback suffering a broken jaw.

Setting the record straight

Except, according to Smith, that wasn't the case at all. Indeed, speaking to the media today, the Jets star argues we're all the victims of the 'biggest misconception in America.'


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"I didn't owe him," Smith said, via Kimberley Martin of Newsday. “No. That’s the biggest misconception in America.”

The belief, up until today at least, was that, with Geno having cancelled an appearance at an Enemkpali training camp at the last minute due to a friend's motorcycle accident, the defensive end had taken action after Smith took so long to reimburse him the cost of a flight.

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Now, though, the explanation for a star quarterback ending up with a broken jaw in the team locker room is once again a mystery.


Smith went on to say he didn't feel it necessary, until today, to correct the mistake:

"It’s nothing that has to be explained. The story’s already written. I’m not here to make statements about that. I’m really not.

"I’m more focused on football. I have a normal life that I live. I’m not worried about IK.”

It looks like Rex Ryan is the hero of the day here. If he hadn't brought attention back to the story by captaining Enemkpali, the good people of the U.S.A would still be living a lie.

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