Hey, remember Ahmad Bradshaw? Running back for the Giants. He came on when Brandon Jacobs went down and did ok with his chance - he actually had more postseason rushing yards than Jacobs. He's not a fantasy star but he's somebody you could stash away on your bench, especially with Jacobs' history of getting hurt. He's probably in off-season workouts right now.
Uh, no. He's in jail.
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been in a Virginia jail since Sunday, serving a 30-day sentence for violating probation terms of a previously undisclosed juvenile offense.
Bradshaw reportedly voluntarily turned himself into the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon. When reached by telephone last night, James Bradshaw, his father, would only say that the probation violation had to do with a previous juvenile offense unrelated to the player's run-ins with the law while at the University of Virginia and Marshall University.
An officer at the jail refused to comment on Bradshaw, who was a star running back at Graham High School in Bluefield, Va. Bradshaw's attorney, Charles Stacy, said the running back has not been charged with any new crime that led to his violation of probation.
Kind of a strange story (what exactly did he do to violate his probation?) but it shouldn't have any effect on his fantasy value. It's doubtful the NFL would take any action against him, though he's probably on a shorter leash from now on. Also, he may have a new prison nickname.