Last night, we discussed the rush to judgment, despite not knowing all the facts. Today, we got a perfect example of how that goes wrong.
Most of the known facts from the Geno Smith/IK Enemkpali fisticuffs came from Ryan Clark, who is Enemkpali's training partner and friend. According to Clark, Smith was taunting Enemkpali and stuck his finger in his face, which elevated the situation. Here is what Brandon Marshall had to say:
Brandon Marshall on Mike and Mike: "Geno Smith did nothing wrong on that day." Says Geno did not point his finger in IK's face. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 17, 2015
Marshall: "Did he point his finger in his face? No he didn't." on Geno and IK. Marshall says he witnessed incident. #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 17, 2015
Obviously, this flies in the face of what Clark and the other anonymous sources have said, so I'll just point these tweets out as well:
Brandon Marshall only player to offer an on-record detail of Geno/IK incident. Everything else has been sourced and/or 2nd- or 3rd-hand ...— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 17, 2015
We'll never know what really happened in the locker room. Marshall put his name on it, though. No one else has. That counts for something.— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) August 17, 2015
Yet, some still just dismiss the Marshall comment, while pointing to sourced/anonymous/2nd-hand stuff as "fact."— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 17, 2015
Take it for what you will.