The son of Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has been reported missing.
Police in Oshkosh say 21-year-old Michael T. Philbin of Ripon was last heard from around 2 a.m. Sunday. He had been visiting friends in Oshkosh that evening. He was reported missing on Sunday evening.
From a football standpoint, this doesn’t bode well for the Packers as they prepare to face the New York Giants this week. While we’re sure Mike McCarthy will keep the team focused, Philbin’s mind has to be elsewhere.
Philbin interviewed with the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs for their open head coaching positions last week. The Chiefs opted to hire interim coach Romeo Crennel, while the Dolphins’ vacancy remains open.
Although we don’t really know much about the Philbins’ personal life, Michael was convicted of sexually assaulting — as the AP describes it — “two young girls” and two counts of battery in 2009. He spent six months in jail.
Let’s hope he’s just on a bender and turns up soon.