News: LB Antonio Morrison Cited at Airport, TJ Lang Retires, Aaron Jones Interview
According to The Athletic, LB Antonio Morrison was cited at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee allegedly for being aggressive and hostile towards a crew member. Supposedly, this occurred just prior to him being released by the Packers but it is not yet known if the two are directly related.
“F**k you – You don’t own this plane. I can do whatever I want,” Morrison was quoted as saying by Pro Football Talk.
From the police report:
Morrison stated he did not feel he needed to explain why his bag was under an empty seat and thought the explanation [about] whose bag was good enough. During this time Morrison was cursing casually with me and could not complete a sentence without the word f**k.
OL T.J. Lang has announced his retirement after 10 years in the NFL – 7 of which were with the Packers who drafted him in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) March 29, 2019
Lang wrote this as a farewell:
For the past 3,624 days I have woken up with one goal in mind — How can I be a better pro football player than I was yesterday? Well, those days are now over. The only thing I ask myself today is how can I be a better husband, father, son, brother, friend. I will forever cherish the great times that I had playing this game. Thank you, Green Bay Packers for taking a chance on a 21-year-old kid and giving me the opportunity and patience to grow into a man and reach my full potential as a football player. Thank you, Detroit Lions for granting me a chance to finish my career in the place that I call home. It would’ve been impossible to play this game for 10 years without great teammates, coaches, trainers, strength staff, doctors, agents, fans, family and friends. I thank each and every one of you for the unwavering support over the years. Whatever the next chapter holds, I hope to stay around the game in some capacity. It’s been an amazing ride. Thank you all for being a part of it.
Lang was with the Packers from 2009 to 2016 until signing a three-year deal with the Detroit Lions for the 2017 season. He was released by the Lions last month.
Aaron Jones opened up to Kristine Leahy of Fair Game about why he did not get much playtime last season
.@KristineLeahy: A lot of people including @AaronRodgers12 thought that you needed to play more… Why do you think it took so long for you to get an opportunity? @Showtyme_33 opens up about what held him back from playing to his full potential: pic.twitter.com/uPX1LIkZtp
— Fair Game (@FairGameonFS1) March 28, 2019
According to Jones:
We had two other backs in front of me who are very capable of playing well at the time. I was coming off a suspension. So, they were just trying to get me working back in the mix of things.
Jones is that Packers secret weapon that too few people are excited about. Can not wait to see what LaFleur’s offense has in store for Jones next season.