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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Geno Smith booed at Yankees game

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New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith attended a game between the Yankees and Angels in the Bronx on Sunday, and the hometown fans were not very kind to him.

As Mitch Abramson of the NY Daily News notes, Smith was booed when he was shown on the stadium video board during New York’s 6-2 win. He also conducted a somewhat icy interview during the game, as he had no interest in talking about comments Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon made last week.

Smith, who was interviewed during the seventh inning, simply said “no comment” when asked for his thoughts on what Colon said, which you can read below.

“We bought the Porsche; we’ve given him the keys; he can’t crash it,” Colon told Sirius XM NFL Radio last week. “Bottom line, he can’t crash it. We need him to be on top of his game. We’re doing everything we can as an offensive line to make him comfortable back there.

“…Now Geno, with that said, has made his mistakes. He said some things where you look at him like, ‘What are you talking about?’ But I think that’s all about his maturation period.”

Smith is probably feeling enough pressure that he didn’t need one of his own teammates putting more on him publicly. The fact that he was booed by New York fans says everything you need to know. Hopefully Smith’s new roommate can help him reach the next level as an NFL pro.



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