In Charge of the Rigging: How Greg Schiano Cannonballed Josh Freeman's Captain Vote
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coach Greg Schiano seems to be taking the club's piracy motif a little far.
Innuendo swirled today that Schiano had rigged the team's recent captaincy vote against quarterback and narcolepsy sufferer Josh Freeman. The vote -- a player-only affair with the coach tabulating the results -- saw the 'C's go to seaweed-coiffed guard Davin Joseph and slow-motion receiver Vincent Jackson.
Schiano denied the accusations in his morning press conference:
"I know there's a story out there. It's 100% false. If there was such a thing as 102%, this would be it."
Freeman also scoffed at the notion his coach would pirate the vote in others' favour, but he may have been sleeptalking at the time. We cannot be certain.
What we at The Daily Player do know is that, courtesy of our crack investigative team, we are in possession of the voting card Schiano created for the players:
Bucs Captain's Vote (Circle your preference):
1. Davin Joseph
2. Vincent Jackson
3. A flaming bag of Josh Freeman
(A vote for number three will result in an overnight stay at Jon Gruden's house)
All looks above board to us.