Four Jacksonville Jaguars players were detained early on Saturday morning ahead of their game in London against the Philadelphia Eagles after an altercation at a local nightclub over an unpaid bill. He also said he wanted Jaguars players to know the decision before an announcement.
"I spoke to both quarterbacks this afternoon and told them that Blake will be our team's starting quarterback", he said in a statement.
Kickoff for the Jags and Eagles global game will begin on Sunday at 9:30 AM EST on the NFL Network.
According to The Sun UK, the unnamed players attempted to leave the London Reign Showclub, but were stopped by security for having not paid their tab, which was "in the region of $57,000".More news: Netanyahu visits Oman for the first time, meets Sultan Qaboos
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The offense has been bad during the streak, getting outscored 57-0 in the first half of those games and turning the ball over 10 times - including eight (five interceptions) by quarterback Blake Bortles. The Jaguars lost the game, their third loss in a row, by a final of 20-7.
The incident comes during a disappointing season for the Jaguars.
The combination made for a headline-making week in Jacksonville, with Bortles defending his mistake-filled play and the defense bristling at criticism that it's soft.