|A week after leaving Davis in Miami for 'non-injury reasons,' he will dress this week against the Redskins. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
Maybe the Dolphins should leave Vontae Davis home every week. It was a weird few days in South Beach that began with a report that Davis and teammate Brandon Marshall had an altercation at practice and that Davis subsequently wanted to rip Marshall's head off. Then the team decided not to bring Davis to Kansas City for non-injury reasons.
On Friday, a source told NFL.com's Jeff Darlington that Davis "knows exactly" why he didn't make the trip, though the team wouldn't offer up a reason.
By Sunday, the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero elaborated: "The reason most responsible and most alarming about Davis missing Sunday's game against the Chiefs is that the Dolphins believe Davis was drunk the night before the Saturday practice to which he was (had the altercation with Marshall). And when he showed up at the Miami facility, a source said Davis had the smell of alcohol and was suffering from an apparent hangover."
Hey, it happens. We'd be hypocrites if we got all sanctimonious about Davis' behavior. When we were in our early 20s, we showed up to work hungover more times than we care to remember. Of course, it's much easier to nurse a hangover while pushing some papers around a desk than running full speed into a bunch of fat guys in hot, humid conditions, but you take our point: men and women just out of college are inherently impetuous. Give them a lot of money and surround them with beautiful people and it gets worse.
Matt Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns, Reggie Bush had 92 yards rushing and another score and Miami walloped Kansas City 31-3 for its first win of the season. Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots recap all the action from Kansas City.
We're not condoning what Davis did, just being honest.
Apparently, everyone's learned a valuable lesson from the impromptu Afterschool Special; Tony Sparano said Monday that Davis will play against the Redskins in Week 10. But if the Dolphins lose to Washington (an outfit quickly making a case for worst team in the NFC), we'd recommend benching Davis for the rest of the season. Because at this point, superstitions are the only thing that might save Sparano's job.
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