Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis missed his third straight game Sunday because of a hamstring injury. He did not travel with the team to Kansas City for its game Sunday and was upset with that. After the team said his absence was not injury-related, a few reports helped explain why Davis did not make the trip.
FOX Sports NFL reporter Jay Glazer said that receiver Brandon Marshall got into it with Davis at practice Saturday and chucked a football at his head. Considering his past behavior and legal troubles, Marshall would probably get some people pointing fingers at him. Not so here.
According to the Miami Herald, a source said that Davis showed up to practice with alcohol on his breath and was apparently hungover. The Dolphins cornerback was out late Friday night with teammates, but he was the only one tardy to practice the next day.
Professionalism at its best. As if the Dolphins aren’t having enough issues this year on the field, Davis’ behavior, if true, is a sad example of what happens when players become irresponsible. Davis might not have been expecting to contribute much because of his hamstring injury, but that shouldn’t excuse him from being a good teammate.