The offseason is supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation for NFL players, free from the worry of picking up any injuries.
It should be the safest time of the year what with the players nowhere near the gridiron. That, though, certainly wasn't the case for one quarterback who was this week left in hospital after what sounds like a very frightening situation.
Indeed, reports revealed one New Orleans Saints player appears to have been the innocent victim in a late night bar attack that left him requiring no less than 50 stitches.
According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, Saints backup quarterback Ryan Griffin was struck in the face with a champagne bottle in the early hours of June 7th, the brutal attack leaving him with 50 stitches.
Griffin, who is yet to play a regular season game for the franchise, fortunately escaped any critical damage and spoke with police to reveal just how the situation, which is believed to have begun when he bumped into a group of guys in the bar, spiralled out of control.
"Mr. Griffin believes words were exchanged and he was struck in the head with a champagne bottle," the official police report read.
"Mr. Griffin said that his friends told him that the believed it was a champagne bottle because the contents were sprayed all over them when he was struck with the bottle."
Despite emergency room staff having to administer so many stitches to close up the facial wound Griffin is believed to have already returned to the practice field for the saints since the incident took place.
No arrests have been made relating to the incident and the Saints are said to be aware of exactly what happened to leave one of their roster in hospital.
Griffin is currently battling with Luke McCown and Garrett Grayson to secure the role of backup to quarterback veteran Drew Brees ahead of the 2015 NFL season and will clearly be hoping the attack, and impending investigation, does not hinder his chances.
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