Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been charged with three misdemeanors in connection with a July 18 confrontation in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Online court records show Fowler, 23, was charged with battery, criminal mischief and petit theft on Aug. 10. According to an affidavit filed at the time, Fowler punched a man after the pair got into an argument, then took the man’s glasses and stomped on them. He also is accused of taking liquor from the man and throwing it into a nearby lake.
The Jaguars selected Fowler third overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, but he missed his entire rookie season after tearing his ACL during mini-camp. He played in all 16 games last season, racking up four sacks and 32 tackles.
Fowler’s arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 11, the day after the Jaguars open the season at the Texans.
Huntsville, Ala. area clergymen have had enough of NFL owners’ reluctance to employ free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the aftermath of his season-long, silent, non-violent protest of police brutality. So, they’re refusing to be entertained by the league’s products.
Thursday, a group of nearly 10 black pastors and Oakwood University president Leslie Pollard announced an “NFL Blackout”, a boycot, or “mancot” as they referred to it, of the league. Until Kaepernick, who kneeled during the national anthem throughout 2016 as a member of the 49ers, is signed, the men are encouraging other leaders to refrain from watching NFL games, purchasing NFL-licensed paraphenalia and participating in fantasy football.