The Sun Sentinel is reporting that Miami defensive lineman Tony McDaniel, in his second season with the Dolphins, has been suspended without pay for one game for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The cause for the suspension relates to a misdemeanor battery charge incurred last February due to a dispute with his live-in girlfriend. According to the statement released by the NFL on Monday afternoon, McDaniel's suspension begins immediately and he is eligible to return to the Dolphins' active roster on Tuesday Oct. 5, immediately following the upcoming Monday night home game against the Patriots. McDaniel pled no contest to the charges in June which were amended to disorderly conduct, also a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to attend counseling.
Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady tells ESPN, "I really enjoy those Monday night games and Sunday night games because they are special games and you're usually playing a big opponent." No stranger to victory under pressure, Brady goes into his week four Monday night game against the Miami Dolphins in Florida after a close win against the Buffalo Bills. Brady is 3-5 for his career in Miami, with 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. On the other end, Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne threw for 335 yards in a 22-21 victory against the Patriots last year. In that same game, Brady threw for 352 yards and criticized his team's fight after it couldn't hold a 21-10 third-quarter lead. Anyone noticing a pattern?
Not sure if anyone heard, but the Jets pulled off their second victory in a row Sunday against the Miami Dolphins in south Florida. New York has managed to overcome a multitude of distractions and stand tied atop the AFC East at 2-1 after a 31-23 victory over Miami. Coach Rex Ryan says his team is resilient, focused and believes in each other. And Jets linebacker Bryan Thomas agrees with his team's head coach saying that all teams have distractions, but the good ones overcome them, as the Jets are doing. With winless Buffalo as the next opponent for New York, they look set to keep up with their winning trend.