Drawing upon more than 20 years of experience, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney who is regarded as a leading habeas corpus practitioner. Prior to moving to Albuquerque, Geoffrey Scovil earned a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, near where his parents and ancestors were raised. He is an avid fan of the National Football League’s (NFL) Cleveland Browns.
The Browns have been among the worst teams in the NFL in recent history, but took a step in the right direction in Week 3 of the 2018 season against the New York Jets. Trailing by 14 points late in the second quarter, the Browns’ offense took the field with Baker Mayfield at quarterback in place of Tyrod Taylor, who suffered a concussion. Mayfield, the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, led the Browns to its first win in 635 days. He led a successful two-minute drill in his first series that resulted in a Browns field goal to bring the score to 14-3 at halftime. Cleveland ended up winning the game 21-17.
Prior to leaving the game, Taylor registered only 19 yards passing. Mayfield, meanwhile, completed 17 of 23 pass attempts for 201 yards. In doing so, he became the first quarterback to make his NFL debut mid-game, throw for more than 200 yards, and lead his team to a win since Fran Tarkenton did so with the Minnesota Vikings back in 1961.
Albuquerque attorney Geoffrey Scovil has practiced law in New Mexico since 1998 and has extensive experience in felony trials and habeas corpus cases. Prior to earning his juris doctor and relocating to Albuquerque, Geoff Scovil was an undergraduate student in Texas, and he continues to follow the Texas Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs.
TCU’s Division I NCAA football program has seen over 150 of its former players enter into the National Football League (NFL), including Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson. Below are three current NFLers who previously played for TCU.
1. Andy Dalton: The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback played for TCU for four years from 2007-10, compiling 71 touchdowns in 50 games. The Bengals drafted him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and, to date, he has 142 career touchdowns.
2. Josh Doctson: Drafted 22nd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Doctson is a wide receiver who transferred to TCU in 2013 after playing one season for Wyoming. He played only sparingly as a rookie in the NFL due to injury but remains confident he will contribute to the Redskins in 2017.
3. Jason Verrett: A cornerback drafted 25th overall by the San Diego Chargers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Verrett has recorded five interceptions and 71 tackles through his first three years in the league. He had eight interceptions in three seasons with the Horned Frogs.
Geoffrey Scovil operates his own law firm out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he boasts nearly two decades of experience serving clients in the area. Outside his professional life, Geoffrey Scovil is an avid NFL fan and follows the Cleveland Browns.
In an ironic twist of fate, the Cleveland Browns may play host to the most interesting game of the 2016 NFL season. In any other year, a home contest against the New England Patriots might find itself buried in the afternoon slate, passed over for another high-profile affair. If the current federal court ruling against Tom Brady stands, however, this will not be an ordinary year. It will also mean that the four-time Super Bowl Champion and Deflategate pariah will make his return in Week 5 against, you guessed it, the Cleveland Browns.
It’s been six years since Tom Brady took the field in Cleveland—a game that the Browns won in shocking 34-14 fashion. Given his age, this will probably be the New England quarterback’s last hurrah at FirstEnergy Stadium.
More important than that, however, is the notion that the Browns suddenly find themselves thrust into what will no doubt become the most high-profile game of the entire NFL season. An upset of the defending AFC East champions would go a long way toward washing away the bitter taste of a failed Johnny Manziel experiment, not to mention the sting of recent losing seasons.