God’s Gifts is the gift that keeps on giving.
Even though he’s a free agent and will likely never play another down in the NFL, former Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless has been suspended two games by the NFL. Gifts was nicked for violating the personal conduct policy.
And what pray tell drew this suspension?
What took the NFL so long?
That’s a good question. We were waiting all of last season for this suspension to come down. You know, when Quarless was still an NFL employee.
Perhaps it was because Quarless started and finished the 2015 season on injured reserve. He was initially given the designated to return slot after spraining his MCL in September. He returned in December and then was put back on IR in January for no apparent reason. Other than lack of contribution, that is.
Quarless played in the Packers’ first three games and week 15 and 16. He caught just four passes for 31 yards.
Or perhaps the NFL wanted to go easy on Quarless because he lost his daughter in August.
Or maybe the league just likes to take it easy on the Packers. Quarless isn’t the first player to conveniently draw a suspension after his Packers career was over. Former special teams ace Jarrett Bush was suspended in 2015 after becoming a free agent.
Funny how that works.
At any rate, we’ll never remember God’s Gifts for his contributions on the field, but we’ll always remember him for his police photo.