Geno Hayes Goes To Court

January 5th, 2011

This time tomorrow Geno Hayes is scheduled to be arraigned in Hillsborough County Court on his alleged crimes of acting like an idiot at a Tampa nightspot, which landed him on the wrong end of a stun gun, a few hours in the hole and misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Does Joe care? Well, yes. Because the outcome here will determine if Hayes gets suspended.

And Hayes played nearly every snap this season with four sacks and a bundle of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Sure, Hayes has a lot of room to mature in his game, but he’s still just 23 and a mad talent. He would be missed on opening day, if that’s where this is headed.

Joe’s been keeping tabs on the case and unfortunately nothing has changed significantly and it doesn’t look good for Hayes.

12 Responses to “Geno Hayes Goes To Court”

  1. Travis Says:

    Draft Akeem Ayers, stick him in the middle, and move Barret to WLB, problem solved

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    Steve White is back and has posted a new entry on his blog. FYI

  3. Sander Says:

    I doubt he gets suspended for this even if he’s convicted. It’s just a misdemeanor and a first offense.

  4. nick Says:

    Joe, will you be the first to update us on the Mike Williams non-case?

  5. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Nick – Joe is keeping tabs on that as well. Can’t promise to be the first. Joe’s not camped out at the courthouse.

    @Sander – Seems like enough for a league suspension for sure.

  6. Dave Says:

    Hayes has definately shown that he can be very good. He needs to be more consistent.
    Black is consistent but barely above average.
    Ruud….. is better than most of us say, but I still think he needs to be traded and they draft a run stuffing, emotional leader at MLB

    Hayes is the one guy I would NOT want suspended.

    I do like what I saw from Watson in limite action though.

  7. nick Says:

    Joe, I know none of the local media will report if he is cleared of all charges. I’m sure you’ll be the first if he is.

  8. mikeck Says:

    ahhh, its just a case of misdemeanor reckless stupidity. No suspension..maybe a fine or something.

  9. Troxell8t8 Says:

    agree with Joe on this one, if he gets convicted he will get suspended. I believe he had a similiar incident at FSU.

  10. jvato24 Says:

    This is a lesser offense than DUI .. Does DUI always get a suspension ??

  11. MJ Says:

    yea i dont think a suspension is guaranteed if he is convicted.

  12. gitarlvr Says:

    If it is a suspension I wouldn’t think more than one game. Its certainly not going to be some kind of season altering ordeal. I’ll be shocked if the case against Mike Williams isn’t thrown out altogether.