On Kareem Jackson and cockfighting

March, 8, 2011
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John P. Lopez gives us the news and the commentary here, so there is not too much to add.

Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson went on vacation to the Dominican where cockfighting isn’t illegal. He watched and he offered commentary and photos.

Jackson’s ability to assess situations as a rookie starting cornerback was not great, and the Texans were a horrifically bad pass defense asking too much of him. His ability to assess the appropriate distance from this while out of the country was equally poor.

This was not smart judgment.

It’s not something that indicates a bigger problem, so long as Jackson comes to understand why attending/taking pictures/tweeting about it was not the best idea.

But as Lopez asked in a tweet promoting the link to his piece: “Is Kareem Jackson naive, defiant or just dumb?”

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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