According to Mike Triplett, Mark Ingram‘s appeal has already been heard and an arbitrator has notified all parties of the final decision, which is why the suspension was announced Tuesday.
The May 16 date referenced by Ingram’s agents is the due date for the arbitrator’s full written decision.
The more likely scenario is that Patricia told the truth within a narrow set of questions but did not go further than he had to, thus avoiding disclosure of a murky episode in his life that he has long since left behind.
Haddonfield School Superintendent David T. Lindenmuth said the district was investigating and has not identified the player involved, according to the Philly.com, which first reported the allegations.
Haddonfield and Sterling school officials could not be immediately reached to comment Thursday night. Representatives for the state civil rights division also could not be reached.
But the Giants see Barkley as much more than a runner. Writers for the team’s official website are making the case that Barkley’s biggest asset is being a receiver, not a runner, and that seems to be coach Pat Shurmur’s view of Barkley as well.
“The most important thing, and the first thing you look for in a running back is, Can he catch? Does he have ball skills? Because we all know, if we can run them all deep, and if they cover them, sometimes the best matchup on the field is just dropping the ball to the running back,” Shurmur said. “He’s multidimensional and you can play him all three downs.”
The top of this draft feels destined to be analyzed for years, and the Giants’ decision to go with a running back over a quarterback will be scrutinized, especially if Sam Darnold develops into a star with the Jets and Eli Manning proves to be past his prime at age 37. But the Giants think Barkley’s value goes beyond that of a typical player at his position.
The Yankees lost on Thursday night 5-4, but won two out of three.