The cornerback was going to be punished for actions last week.
EAST RUTHERFORD — The events that preceded the Giants’ suspension of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are starting to come to light.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo told Rodgers-Cromartie that he would be inactive for Sunday’s game against the Broncos during a meeting on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The disciplinary measure resulted from Rodgers-Cromartie’s actions in the second half of last Sunday’s 27-22 loss to the Chargers, when the cornerback left the bench area before returning, according to the person familiar with the situation.
ESPN reported that teammates and coaches believed Rodgers-Cromartie was going to leave the stadium when he went into the locker room during the game. ESPN reported that Rodgers-Cromartie also walked out of the team’s “recovery day” session last Friday.
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Rodgers-Cromartie arrived at the team facility on Wednesday morning, but left before practice. McAdoo announced Rodgers-Cromartie’s suspension after practice.
Rodgers-Cromartie told ESPN that he had an argument with McAdoo on the sideline during the loss to the Chargers. Being told he would be inactive for Sunday’s game obviously didn’t sit well with Rodgers-Cromartie.
“To sit me a game had me hot,” Rodgers-Cromartie told ESPN. “I left. I was suspended way before I left. I left because I felt what (McAdoo) said was BS.”
Rodgers-Cromartie told ESPN he plans to return to the team on Thursday. ESPN reported that the Giants “plan to welcome him back with a clean slate once he has served his punishment.” McAdoo didn’t disclose the length of Rodgers-Cromartie’s suspension.
The 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie is in his fourth season with the Giants. He moved to slot cornerback last season after the team drafted Eli Apple in the first round. …read more
Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports