You can file this under "Bottom Stories of the Day" (title courtesy the WSJ’s James Taranto) but we’re not expecting LaDainian Tomlinson to speak with reporters today.
However, that is news in the sense that Jets fans are eager to hear from the newest Jets signee. And while Tomlinson was reported to have agreed in principle to a contract with the Jets on Sunday night, he is, we hear, still on the West Coast, and the contract still needs to be officially signed.
With the day growing late here on the East Coast, the media relations department is planning to connect with LT on Tuesday for a conference call with reporters. This conference call won’t be carried live on newyorkjets.com but we’re planning to record the call and have it available as a podcast on our site.
As always, we’ll let you know what we’ve got when we’ve got it.
Meanwhile, we want to pass on to you that the Jets contingent headed up by safety James "Dig" Ihedigbo has landed in Haiti on its three-day mission to help that country continue to rebound from last month’s devastating earthquake.
Ihedigbo has been joined by WR David Clowney, LB Vernon Gholston and, from our multimedia department, Rich Gentile and Chris Ubbens. We heard first from Clowney, who tweeted the following:
Just landed in Haiti. Here’s a view from the sky http://twitpic.com/18srjl
Before they left, Ihedigbo offered this message via Twitter:
Few more hours till Hope Africa foundation joins Yele in Haiti…Can’t Wait also please pray for the group while we’re there!
Yele is the name of Wyclef Jean’s charitable foundation, which arranged much of the logistics for this trip.
We plan to have audio, video and written content for the next three days from the Jets players who are giving of themselves to help Haiti get back on its collective feet.
Tags: David Clowney, Haiti, James Ihedigbo, LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, Vernon Gholston
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