Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was dumped in the cold tub eight times last year as a rookie. None of them registered on the media’s radar because no one recorded it.
This year, Amukamara’s first cannonball into the cold tub has become a news item because punter Steve Weatherford taped it and posted it on the Internet.
And now Weatherford has apologized.
“I want to apologize to the fans,” Weatherford said on Twitter. “The video I posted was distasteful. Our team is a family, and we love each other. I am sorry to the fans.”
That’s a bit confusing. If the video is “distasteful,” how does it prove that the players “love each other”?
While the apology isn’t clear, it’s clear that Weatherford issued it after having a portion of his rear end (from the non-kicking side) chewed off by coach Tom Coughlin. Indeed, Coughlin seemed as concerned about the fact that the video was posted as he was about the fact that the incident captured by it happened.