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Bradshaw in jail; Ward may benefit
Posted Jun. 19 at 10:12 AM
There could be some shuffling going on in the backfield of the Super Bowl champs. Ahmad Bradshaw is in jail, serving 30 days for a parole violation tied to incidents that occurred when he was in college.
Way back when, Bradshaw was kicked off the University of Virginia football team, and after re-enrolling at Marshall, he pleaded guilty to charges that he stole a PlayStation 2 video system – those incidents played a role in him slipping to the seventh round in the draft.
Bradshaw didn’t play much as a rookie, but he emerged late in the year after scoring on an 88-yard run at Buffalo. He essentially split time with Brandon Jacobs in the postseason, actually leading the team with 208 rushing yards. So it would be reasonable to expect him to play a bigger role with the team in 2008, maybe averaging something like 40 yards per game.
But after this recent arrest, it’s looking more prudent that the Giants also re-signed Derrick Ward. Bradshaw should re-join the team prior to the first preseason game, but it remains to be seen whether he might be subject to disciple by the league. And Ward is a very good player as well anyway.
The Associated Press has a story on Bradshaw’s legal problems. To access it, click here.
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