It remains to be seen how much fallout there is from Brandon Jacobs’ ill-advised helmet toss.
By all accounts, he smartly defused the situation after the game as well as possible. Jacobs met with the media and reportedly was very apologetic, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger. (UPDATE: Jacobs later reportedly lost his cool and swore at another reporter. Then apologized again.)
Jacobs said his fingers got caught in the helmet and he didn’t intend to throw the helmet into the crowd. We haven’t heard an explanation of why he was yelling at the Colts crowd, as reported.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin benched Jacobs for the rest of the game after the incident.