Make being a teenage idiot great again. Apparently, this is the motto Joseph Horton, 18, of Jacksonville is using as he navigates through life.
According to the Jacksonville Beach Police, Horton stole Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles’ truck before deciding to trespass on the signal caller’s property.
Instead of shock or embarrassment or sympathy, the players, all of them young, white suburban kids, quickly concluded that surely he and his friends had done something to provoke such an extreme response. Cops, they told him, just don’t act like that without a reason. “I tried to tell them what it was like for us, and you could tell they weren’t even listening,” Sabathia recalled. “They were trying to tell me what my life was like. They heard nothing. They didn’t want to hear anything, so I said f— it. I don’t even bother anymore.”
The players were activated by different events that formed a whole. Killings by police weren’t isolated. They were personal. In July 2016, Alton Sterling, an unarmed black man selling music CDs on the sidewalk, was shot and killed at close range by a Baton Rouge officer. Eric Reid, a safety for the 49ers, lived in Baton Rouge as a kid. “When I look back on my life, I don’t want it to be as a hypocrite,” Reid said. “And when I raise my kids and tell them to do things the right way, I can say I did the same.”
In the meantime, losing Ingram to start the regular season certainly provides a blow to a Saints ‘ ground game that finished the 2017 season ranked fifth in the league (129.4 yards per game).
But the Saints are in good hands with Kamara, and the team looks forward to seeing whether Williams, Lasco, Edmunds or Scott can emerge to take on a complementary role.
I’m anxious to evaluate the guys that we have here and our numbers here right now, Payton said.
This year’s tackle class is…unspectacular. To help you get a sense of what you are in for, Bleacher Report proudly presents a Good, Bad and Terrifying breakdown of Will Richardson.
Good: Richardson meets or exceeds minimum requirements for size, athleticism and technique. He’s aware and active on the second level and when recognizing blitzes and stunts.
Bad: Richardson’s scouting report is full of B’s and C-pluses but no A’s.