J-Roll Thinks Ryan Howard Might Not Play in 2012

Plus: The Boss surprises at SXSW, SEPTA smartphone thefts on the rise, a teacher and school board president brawl in Chester, and more of what Philly is talking about today.

J-Roll Thinks Howard Might Not Play. Ugh. Rollins isn’t convinced that Ryan Howard will see the field this year and the Phils are looking for infield help. Not. Good. News. [Crossing Broad]

Springsteen Surprises at SXSW. The Boss showed up a day early and accompanied the headline act at the Austin Music Awards. [Philly.com]

Couple Arrested for Allegedly Setting Woman on Fire. A North Philly couple and two others—including a 14-year-old—have been arrested for allegedly forcing a woman they met on the Internet to cover herself in gasoline and light herself on fire. They supposedly made her post a video to Facebook explaining why she deserved it. [Fox 29]

Watch Your Smartphone on SEPTA. Last year there were 415 robberies committed on the Broad Street Line and the El. Most of the incidents left people without their smartphone, laptop or tablet devices. [Daily News]

Eagles Set to Re-Up LeSean McCoy. After inking DeSean Jackson to a five-year, $51 million extension yesterday, reports indicate that the Birds are looking to lock up their star running back as well. [Crossing Broad]

Sixers Defense Can’t Hold Pacers. The Sixers defense rarely looks suspect, but the Pacers shot well last night as they beat Philly 111-94. [The 700 Level]

Chesco Burglar’s Drunken Spree. A 19-year-old allegedly got really drunk and started breaking into West Chester homes before eventually stealing and crashing a car. [NBC Philadelphia]

Voter ID Bill Signed Into Law. Yesterday, Governor Corbett signed Pennsylvania’s voter ID bill. Next month’s presidential primary won’t require voters to show ID, but to cast a vote in the November general election, voters will need to show photo identification. [CBS 3]

Teacher and School Board President Brawl. There’s a she-said, she-said going on in the Chester Upland School District after a teacher and the school board president went to fisticuffs over a letter about an intimidating student. [NBC Philadelphia]