Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is in hot water after throwing parties while staying in a mansion after Super Bowl LII.
Players celebrate in different ways after winning the Super Bowl. Now, Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is in hot water after allegedly partying too hard in Los Angeles after winning Super Bow LII with the Eagles. According to multiple reports, including TMZ and Bleacher Report, Ajayi is being sued for partying in a mansion he was staying at in LA.
According to reports, Ajayi was told not to have any parties but held at least three. The owner confronted him with a bill of $25,000 for both party fees and alleged damages. At that point, there was an altercation that included Ajayi allegedly shoving the man in his chest.
Now, the Eagles have to make a decision. After acquiring the former Boise State star from the Miami Dolphins last season, Ajayi is on the final year of his rookie contract. Given the Eagles running back situation, Philadelphia might be hard-pressed to move on from Ajayi barring more ugly details emerging. However, should the Eagles want to go in another direction, the team would save $1.9 million by releasing him with no dead money.
With the lawsuit pending, it stands to reason that more details could come to light. With that in mind, the NFL might review the case with its Personal Conduct Policy in mind, which states in part…
Actual or threatened physical violence against another person, including dating violence, domestic violence, child abuse, and other forms of family violence;
If the NFL decides through an investigation that this took place and determines he should be suspended, that would obviously impact his output for the 2018 season. Corey Clement would likely be the next man up, but the position then becomes dangerously thin.
With Philadelphia trying to repeat as Super Bowl champions, it benefits the team to be patient and allow the legal system to play out.