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Controversy Follows New York Football Stars Into Offseason

Winslow Story Gets Stranger, Smith Escorted Off Flight
Geno Smith (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Geno Smith (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Jets’ season ended weeks ago, but they can’t seem to keep themselves out of embarrassing headlines.

It’s been a messy week for Gang Green. Quarterback Geno Smith and tight end Kellen Winslow are in the headlines for the wrong reasons. All of this coming after head coach Rex Ryan was given a multi-year extension.

First, new deals emerged about Kellen Winslow’s November incident when he was allegedly found with synthetic marijuana by East Hanover, N.J. police back on Nov. 19. More reported details have surfaced about his run-in with the law.

According to the Star-Ledger, A witness said that she believed she saw Winslow was masturbating in his car with his window open outside of a Target location.

Winslow was charged on Dec. 30 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He pleaded not guilty last week.

On Friday, Geno Smith was allegedly kicked out of Los Angeles International Airport after getting into an argument with an attendant.

Smith was on a Virgin America flight from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday when an attendant asked Smith to remove his headphones and an argument ensued, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official report was filed to or by the airport.

The person said Smith, who just finished his rookie season with the Jets, got up and asked to speak to a supervisor before leaving the plane on his own and speaking with police at the gate before leaving.

The Jets declined comment in a statement.

Meanwhile, Giants running back David Wilson mooned the city of New York through his hospital room window.

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