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Amani Toomer on Jeremy Shockey: “Bad teammate, worse person”

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The news that Jeremy Shockey wants back on the Giants doesn’t sit well with one of Shockey’s former teammates.

Amani Toomer, who was a Giants receiver for Shockey’s entire six-season run as a Giants tight end and is now a contributor to NBC Sports Talk, wrote on Twitter Thursday morning that Shockey, who got the Giants to trade him to the Saints in 2008 by insisting that he wouldn’t play for them ever again, should now be held to that promise.

“No!! Shockey ‘I will never play4 you again!’ he yelled at jerry Reese in 08. Let him keep his word. Bad teammate, worse person,” Toomer wrote.

When it was suggested to Toomer that maybe he’d regret saying that, Toomer insisted that he meant what he said.

“Don’t worry about it. My tweet is not going anywhere. I stand by what I say,” Toomer wrote.

So far Shockey hasn’t responded with any tweets of his own. Toomer will have more to say as a guest today on PFT Live.

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17 Responses to “Amani Toomer on Jeremy Shockey: “Bad teammate, worse person””
  1. chc4 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:11 AM

    What’s with Giants players having such big mouths? Even guys that retired years ago. Annoying.

  2. tjacks7 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:11 AM

    Toomer just picked up 1 more follower. I love this guy now.

  3. Dad and Buried says: Mar 15, 2012 10:11 AM

    “‘I will never play4 you again!’, he yelled.”

    Shockey speaks in text messages? In that case, I’m with Amani.

  4. bucrightoff says: Mar 15, 2012 10:12 AM

    Damn, them be fighting words!

  5. clintonportisheadd says: Mar 15, 2012 10:12 AM

    Love it!!!

  6. zaggs says: Mar 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    He constantly demanded the be thrown the ball. So Eli had to make dumb throws just to keep Shockey from going into a tantrum.

  7. jag8917 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    Well-dressed Amani Toomer speaking some truth.

  8. claydefayette says: Mar 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    Maybe Toomer is a jack@ss but he gets props if he continues to stand by his words.

  9. mnfaninaz says: Mar 15, 2012 10:13 AM

    For being an extremely average Wide Receiver, Toomer sure did/does have a big mouth…

    My favorite Toomer-ism is when he called Justin Tuck “Big Midget” and said Strahan looked like he had antlers for teeth.

    Average receiver but above average smack talker… props to Toomer.

  10. ammarradhi says: Mar 15, 2012 10:14 AM

    nice job Amani Toomer, Shocker is washed up white trash, Giants shouldnt waste their time with him.

  11. sportsfuhnatic says: Mar 15, 2012 10:37 AM

    The brass on this guy, Amani. Couldn’t have said it any better

  12. billsfansam says: Mar 15, 2012 10:37 AM

    The Giants have proven they can win without him. Heck even when he was still on the team for their last SB win, Shockey wasn’t on the field….He was upstairs in a luxury box partying with….

    To my knowledge, the Giants have NEVER wanted him back.

    Why would the Giants want to go backwards at the position?

    Gotta agree with Amani Toomer, Shockey you made your bed, now lie in it.

  13. jrosey12 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:39 AM

    I met Toomer once and he told me that Shockey was ruining Eli’s development. He used to yell at him in the huddle and yell even more when he didn’t get the ball.

  14. 11inthebox says: Mar 15, 2012 10:51 AM

    Yeah, this is so great. Just as great as the time Tiki Barber called out Eli Manning…

  15. jasonculhane says: Mar 15, 2012 10:52 AM

    Shockey is overrated

  16. edavidberg says: Mar 15, 2012 11:46 AM

    Shockey drops as many balls as he catches. I’m surprised he’s still in the league.

  17. ninersrule says: Mar 15, 2012 11:57 AM

    It’s not a Toomer!

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