Rumor Roundup with Joey Alibro

By Joey Alibro

Twitter: @joeyalibro

Latest on Jason Pierre-Paul

The injury bug is already starting to plague the Giants again this season. Star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was involved in a fireworks accident on the 4th of July in South Florida. The extent of the injury has been all over the place as some reports said that it could be a career-threatening injury while others only noted a flesh wound on his hand and fingers. After hearing the news of the injury, the Giants retracted their $60 million long term deal until the team trainer is able to evaluate the full extent of the injury. Reports from around the league also mention the possibility of JPP landing on the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list at some point. Pierre-Paul has yet to sign his $15 million franchise tag tender, and the deadline is on the 15th.  Messing around with fireworks wasn’t the wisest decision for someone looking for a big payday, and JPP might have cost himself just that.

End of Supplemental Draft Drought?

On Tuesday, 25 NFL teams attended the workout of Clemson tackle Isaiah Battle as he proved himself worthy of ending the drought of impact players from the Supplemental Draft. The last player selected in the Supplemental Draft was troubled but talented receiver Josh Gordon in the second round in 2012 by the Cleveland Browns. Like Gordon, Battle has a history of marijuana usage which will drop him a bit in the draft. At 6’6”, Battle has the size and length to be a starting tackle in this league. Experts project Battle to go in the fourth round, and almost every team is mentioned as a possible destination.

The supplemental draft is scheduled to begin at 1 PM ET on Thursday, July 9.

Donovan McNabb Arrested for DUI

In December of 2013, Donovan McNabb was arrested for driving under the influence, but it looks like he didn’t learn his lesson. Deadspin’s Tom Ley reported that McNabb was again arrested for DUI after hitting a vehicle in Arizona. Because this was his second offense, McNabb faces at least 90 days in jail along with fines and community service. After being McNabbed (Yeah, I did just do that) again, Fox may look to drop him as an analyst or at least suspend him for the time being.

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