NY Jets Geno Smith exits plane at LAX after FA dispute

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    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith boarded a Los Angeles-to-Fort Lauderdale, Fla., flight Friday afternoon for a trip home, but he never got off the ground.

    Smith was involved in a dispute with a flight attendant over his headphones, left the plane and was questioned by airport police at the gate, according to multiple sources.
    Even if he wasn't at fault for an incident on a plane, Geno Smith must learn that being an NFL quarterback also means being accountable off the field, writes Rich Cimini.

    Smith wasn't arrested, and police didn't file an incident report, according to Sgt. Belinda Nettles, the public information officer at Los Angeles International Airport.

    The altercation was triggered when a Virgin America flight attendant asked Smith to remove his headphones, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN New York. Smith didn't immediately respond because he didn't hear the flight attendant, the person said.

    The flight attendant unplugged Smith's headphones and "threw them down," telling the quarterback he was a "threat" and asking him to leave the plane, according to the source. Smith requested to speak with police, the person added.
     
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