Jaguars need to take a tough stance with Skuta

Jaguars need to take a tough stance with Skuta

Jacksonville are set up to be a problem in the AFC South and their defence looks like it could be one of the best in the AFC, possibly the NFL.

With that being said, news of linebacker Dan Skuta’s arrest for allegedly pushing a woman’s face with his open palm that forced her head to hit a glass window, all because she denied his advances, is horrific and he should be cut from the team immediately.

The acquisition of Myles Jack in this year’s draft meant Skuta, 30, was going to see less time on the field anyway but his arrest should hasten his departure.

The league have a somewhat “stance” on violence against women – Ray Rice is yet to play a snap in the NFL after knocking out his then fiancee in a lift while Greg Hardy was allowed to return after what he did to his then girlfriend — beating her black and blue and allegedly throwing her onto a couch of loaded guns.

However, as the NFL continues the attempt at repairing their image, don’t be surprised if the league throws the book at Skuta.

The team have released a comment, saying: “The Jaguars are aware of the situation involving linebacker Dan Skuta and are currently gathering more information.
“The team has been in constant communication with Dan through this process in its entirety. No further comment can be made at this time.”

However, the woman is pressing charges and it looks like a clear cut case.

Some teams are OK with keeping players on the book who have a history of violence against women (Dallas). I hope that the Jaguars are not one of them.

Kadeem Simmonds

Kadeem joined the team in 2016 and is currently the AFC Conference Editor, covering the AFC West division, as well as writing about Madden for the Gaming section. Though quite new to the NFL, after becoming acquainted with it through Madden, Kadeem has written features and articles on the sport for the Morning Star newspaper, where he is the current sports editor. He can be followed on Twitter @KadeemSimmonds.

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