Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tuesday Tomlin

Not much to report from Tomlin's press conference today.

Everybody's healthy. The Chargers are great. And the Steelers have a huge challenge ahead of them.

On the other hand, the big news of the day was twofold.

© The Chargers' Vincent Jackson was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving under the influence.

San Diego head coach Norv Turner is unlikely to suspend Jackson – and there won't be any league punishment at this time if at all - but it has to be a bit of a distraction, something the Chargers didn't need.

© The Steelers' Rod Woodson and Dermontti Dawson were both among the 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame.

Woodson is a shoe-in. Dawson should be.

But my best guess is that only Woodson gets in this year.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dale, if the situation was reversed, do you think the steelers would sit their DUI charged starting WR for an away playoff game?

I think they would, am I wrong?

Anonymous said...

I don't think they would. Yes drinking and driving is illegal but the case with Holmes was an illegal substance. The two are different. NFL doesn't come in on a DUI but they will with an illegal substance.
Zeke

Dale Lolley said...

I don't think they would suspend the player without due process. The marijuana charge on Holmes was different. That was a stupidity thing as much as anything and they didn't want it to be a distraction.
I know Cowher didn't suspend a couple of guys who had DUIs, but then again, that was Cowher, not Tomlin.