Remember this picture of Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson and Jason Witten enjoying a siesta in Mexico just before their huge playoff loss to the New York Giants?
Romo caught a lot of flack for that trip as many thought he should have been on the practice field preparing for that big playoff game. Work first, party later. Many fans blamed that trip for the heartbreaking loss that was to follow, although I didn’t think it was that big a deal at the time.
That said, TMZ has now released several candid photos of Tony Romo and Miles Austin hanging out at Body English, one of the hottest spots in Las Vegas, this weekend.
Now while this story continues to pick up steam, especially in New York where it is getting much air time, I really don’t see the big deal.
Yes I understand, it’s almost like an instant replay of what happened last time, and yes I know it happens to be the New York Giants again, but so what?
Athletes are just as much entitled to do what they want with their free time as we are. Too much is made whenever an athlete is out doing the things we all wish we could do. Both Romo and Austin have done a great job this season and they are both the biggest reason we find ourselves so close to another playoff run this season. So what’s wrong with both of them getting some down time in America’s playground?
Jerry Jones has been hounded with questions since the story first broke, but he finally took the time to issue a short statement regarding the incident.
“I don’t want to be naïve, and I recognize Las Vegas has a certain connotation,” Jones said “But they need all the pep-up they can get out there in Las Vegas, and that’s where many of us go. It’s a respite.”
If Jerry is fine with it, than so am I. As far as I’m concerned this is a non-issue.
Both players have now returned to Dallas, and Romo was on time to receive his treatment for his bruised lower back.