Playing in the NFL is a dangerous business. You can tear an ACL, break an ankle, or deal with concussion issues. And now we have to throw all the worries about Covid-19 into the mix.
One thing NFL players don’t usually have to worry about is being assaulted off the field. These are large human beings that most people don’t want to mess with. But that’s exactly what happened to Philadelphia tight end Dallas Goedert when he visited a South Dakota restaurant last week.
Goedert was knocked unconscious by a sucker-punch and taken to a local area hospital. Fortunately, he wasn’t severely injured and now the Aberdeen Police Department have arrested the assailant. Here’s part of their statement (source ESPN).
“At approximately 1:07am on 06/20/2020 Aberdeen Police responded to the 1000 block of South Main Street in reference to an assault. It was discovered that an adult male had been punched in the face. The male was transported to Avera St. Lukes Hospital where he was treated and released. Investigation led to the arrest of Kyle Douglas Hadala, age 29 of Sarasota, Florida. He was charged with simple assault.”
Philadelphia +121 to win the NFC East
Philly is +121 to win the NFC East Division at the Winning Poker Network Sportsbooks. That’s behind the favorite Dallas Cowboys (-126), and ahead of the NY Giants (+1800) and Washington Redskins (+2600), who are mostly considered an afterthought.
Goedert had 58 receptions last year for 607 yards. He is part of arguably the best tight end combination in the league along with Zach Ertz. The Eagles need a healthy Goedert this year to win the division and this incident should not be a factor.
I think Philly has solid value at these +121 division odds.