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Mike Vanderjagt is being accused of grabbing a middle school student by the throat for reportedly taunting him saying “Wide Left! Wide left.” The incident apparently took place on March 12 of this year. The student reportedly rolled up a piece of paper that acted like a megaphone for his taunts towards the former NFL kicker.
Vanderjagt was a very accurate kicker for most of him career, but missed on a critical field goal in the playoffs. Vanderjagt missed a 46-yard field goal in the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Steelers that would later seal his fate with the organization. He went on to play one year with the Dallas Cowboys, but then couldn’t find work around the league.
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Remember Mike Vanderjagt? Of course you do. Vanderjagt is the guy who served as an above-average placekicker for the Colts for eight seasons from 1998-2005. When at his best, Vanderjagt was one of the better kickers in the league. The problem was he was kind of a blowhard. When Peyton Manning — one of the classiest guys in the NFL — feels the need to call someone an “idiot...
Former NFL kicker Mike Vanderjagt reportedly may lose his job as a part-time middle school football coach after attacking a child. Vanderjagt grabbed a student by the throat at Charter Middle School in Marco Island, Fla., after the student was taunting him, the Naples News reported Friday. The nine-season NFL veteran will have his fate decided by the school's principal, after...
Yes, you read the headline correctly. Former Indianapolis Colts placekicker Mike Vanderjagt has made the news.
And it is not for a good thing unfortunately.
Vanderjagt never recovered from having the reputation of being a great regular season but lousy playoff performer. He also got in trouble for running his mouth. At one point, he criticized then...
Maybe Peyton Manning was on to something. Mike Vanderjagt, who Manning famously referred to as an "idiot kicker" back in the day, has suddenly popped back up in the news -- and for an idiotic reason. Vanderjagt, who had been coaching part time at Marco Island’s Charter Middle School in Florida, has been suspended from his position for allegedly grabbing a student by the...