Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew met with the media on Monday to discuss his situation regarding allegedly battery in a St. Augustine restaurant a few weeks ago, but to no one's surprise didn't say much of anything about it. Jones-Drew's lawyer smartly directed his client to not comment on his legal situation, but the Jaguars running back did talk about things like his injury and being disappointed in being a distraction to his team.
"It's an unfortunate situation," Jones-Drew said at his press conference on Monday. "Through my career, I've tried to stay out of the media in [a negative] light and as a distraction to this team."
Jones-Drew shouldn't be disappointed in being a distraction for the Jaguars however, because he's not. The only thing Jones-Drew is a distraction to is himself.
The Jaguars roster isn't being hammered with questions about Jones-Drew's situation. The coaching staff is asked about it, but other than that it's not really a thought during practice that Jones-Drew isn't even at, nor would he be at even if he was healthy.
The only thing Jones-Drew's situation offers is a distraction to is his rehab. The Jaguars running back is coming back from a foot injury that sidelined him last season, and his situation takes away his focus from getting healthy and getting back into shape.
It's only a distraction, because he made it one.