I’ve been in some pretty heated fantasy football battles. I’ve been in rivalry games that I really, really didn’t want to lose. But never have I considered aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as a means towards victory, and that’s what makes Chet Ward of Punta Gorda, Florida a more dedicated fantasy football player than me. From the Naples Daily News: A 35-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly became upset over points in his Fantasy Football league and threatened to kill his roommate. According to a report from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Chester Marcial “Chet” Ward, of the 4500 block of Duncan Road in Punta Gorda, allegedly sliced pages in the book his roommate was reading before holding a knife to his roommate’s neck and threatening to kill him.
The report stated the roommate, who “was in fear of his life,” went to a neighbor’s home and called 911. Chet acknowledges brandishing the knife, but says he only cut his roommate’s book as a joke. He says he never threatened to kill anyone. Before he could be arrested, though, the police report says that Chet ran across the road, was caught by an officer, and then tasted taser. Naturally. Chet, Chet, Chet. Come on, man. Assuming that the allegations are true, let’s stop and try to process just how insane Chet might be. Not only are we talking about threatening to OJ someone over a game of fantasy football … but it’s Week Four, man! You can absorb a loss in Week Four. If your team is good, there’s plenty of time to bounce back. This is why we save the knives for Week Twelve. In Week Four, a purple nurple is plenty. Gracias, The Hazean. Share and Enjoy: