NEW YORK (AP) Jets coach Todd Bowles again has declined to provide details on the reasons he benched star defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson for one quarter in New York's loss at Miami on Sunday.
Bowles repeated Monday that it was ''a coach's decision,'' adding that non-injury issues are kept in-house.
But with the Jets sitting at 3-6 and a growing perception they are a dysfunctional bunch, reports emerged that both Wilkerson and Richardson were disciplined for being late to a team meeting. NJ.com reported that the two have been late or no-showed more than once. NFL Network reported that Wilkerson missed a walkthrough and a defensive meeting at which his birthday was being celebrated the day before the game against Baltimore last month.
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Bowles wouldn't address the reports, but says he's ''totally fine'' with the commitment from both players.
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