Attorney for Conch House staff member paints different picture of Maurice Jones-Drew incident | jacksonville.com
The attorney for the Conch House in St. Augustine said Thursday the Jaguars’ biggest star, Maurice Jones-Drew, punched a security guard last weekend in an “unprovoked attack.”“Mr. Jones-Drew’s conduct was deplorable and certainly unbecoming a professional athlete,” Gregory Anderson said. “The current attempt by some to characterize this as a ‘scuffle’ is misleading and unsupported by any evidence.”Anderson said Kasim Howard, 31, was “viciously attacked and severely injured,” citing a dislocated jaw and spinal injuries.
Ford honors Khan's company | jacksonville.com
Flex-N-Gate, the company owned by the Jaguars’ Shad Khan, received two honors last week from the Ford Motor Company – a Recognition of Achievement Award for superiority in aligned business framework (ABF) principles and a gold-level World Excellence Award saluting suppliers who bring diverse cultures, values and ideas to Ford.Flex-N-Gate was one of two companies world-wide to win the ABF and one of 14 suppliers to win the World Excellence Award.
Lions sign former Pro Bowler Montell Owens | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Owens started four games at running back last year, after injuries hit the Jaguars' backfield. But he's best known for his prowess on special teams.In 2010, Owens was a Pro Bowl alternate who appeared in 66% of Jacksonville’s special teams snaps. In 2011, he made the Pro Bowl with 56% playtime on special teams. Last year, Owens rushed for a career-high 209 yards in 13 games. He was released by the Jaguars earlier this month.
O-Zone: Critical advice
The Jaguars’ front office can’t make Jones-Drew do anything. Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, all organized team activities and most offseason work are voluntary. If Jones-Drew wants to train in Alaska wearing skis and a speedo, he could. Jones-Drew and the Jaguars mutually agreed that training in Miami made sense. This incident likely won’t change that.