The New England Patriots were forced to utilize third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett in the first half of Sunday’s Week 2 meeting with the Miami Dolphins. Backup Jimmy Garoppolo — starting for suspended Tom Brady — threw a trio of first-half touchdowns, but injured his shoulder late in the second quarter. The team announced at the start of the third quarter that Garoppolo would not return.
Brissett didn’t complete either of the two passes he threw after entering but got the Patriots to halftime with a 24-3 advantage. Here’s what you need to know about the rookie signal-caller:
“Well, it definitely sucks that this season came to an end so quickly, but I know God always has a plan for my life,” Woodhead said via his Instagram account. “Now it’s time to get healthy and rehab as hard as I ever have. Excited about what the future holds. Plus, I get more time with these three!”
Attorneys for the Vikings had labeled the signs a giant “photo bomb” of aerial images of the new $1.1 billion stadium. In June, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank gave Wells Fargo 30 days to remove the elevated signs.
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley and a Wells Fargo spokesman both call the resolution “in the best interests of both parties.”
In April, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said McCoy wouldn’t be criminally charged in the incident, concluding that he couldn’t prove who initiated the fight. Williams said at the time that it’s legal to act in self-defense or the defense of others.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office subsequently decided to review Williams’ decision not to charge McCoy, at the request of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police.
In a July letter to the FOP, Bruce Castor, then the solicitor general of Pennsylvania in charge of the McCoy probe, wrote: “I would have to not only disagree with the decision of DA Williams, but would have to conclude that his decision was so far off the mark as to be abusing the authority given him by the voters of Philadelphia. Applying that standard, I cannot say that I find DA Williams abused his discretion.”