Jets handled this the right way Dan Leberfeld

Madison – The Jets have suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson for the remainder of the preseason. He will be allowed to return to the team on September 1.

The punishment is for Patterson missing the team’s preseason game against the New York Giants, last Friday, a contest he was likely not going to play in due to myriad leg injuries.

I know some thought the Jets should have released him, but I don’t agree.

This isn’t a player with any track record of bad behavior.

You never heard one bad thing about him during his stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins.

You heard nothing but good things about him as a person.

I’m not condoning what happened last weekend.

But my sense it was a hot-headed, bad decision by a guy with a sterling track record. It’s a decision he’d probably want back. We all have moments like that in our lives.

I think the Jets are doing the right thing giving him a second chance.