There has been a lot of talk of the WR Javon Walker front here is the latest. We all know of the robbery and beating in Las Vegas. First and foremost, he is lucky to be alive and I wish him a speedy recovery. Secondly, he shouldn't have placed himself in that position. Thirdly, I hope this is the last time that we hear of someone spraying anyone with champagne at a nightclub!
There is no greater way to piss everyone in that establishment off by in a sense saying I've got more money than you and to prove it I will spend a large amount of money to spray you with champagne. This type of thing is ridiculous and needs to stop.
Javon Walker came out with a very questionable response to what happened and it isn't even believalbe. The footage from the Bellagio Hotel has proven that his level of intoxication was high and he was not lured into the car. He was however grabbed from behind and robbed. There was an arrest made and that individual will be in court 6/27/08.
The Latest however is that Javon Walker has a fractured jaw. To the extent that the broken jaw prevents Walker from eating solid food, he could end up at significantly less than his ideal playing weight when training camp opens.
Not to be funny, due to this not being a laughing matter, but Head Coach Lane Kiffin did say that he was a little heavy and needed to shed some pounds. This will occur. I hope that Javon Walker takes the necessary time to grieve the loss of former teammate and friend Darrent Williams. Learn from the mistakes of both nights; and when you go out hire security. I will provide further updates as they become available.
He will still have an impact on the Raiders offense in 2008. I also think that Drew Carter will have a breakout year. I just hope that Todd Watkins, Chaz Schilens and Arman Shields join him. Ronald Curry will again be a solid contributor and I hope he breaks the 1,000 receiving yards barrier. Some may want to know why WR's Johnnie Lee Higgins and Jonathan Holland weren't mentioned. The reason is that two of the three mentioned have out played them in the Raiders OTA's.