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Ereck Flowers apologizes for shoving reporter

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 20:  Ereck Flowers #76 of the New York Giants blocks  Vic Beasley #44 of the Atlanta Falcons during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 20, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers has apologized for shoving ESPN reporter Jordan Ranaan after Sunday night’s game in Green Bay.

Giants Coach Ben McAdoo shared that news with reporters Monday but wouldn’t discuss any potential discipline for the incident, saying that will be handled internally.

“I talked to Ereck, [Giants general manager] Jerry [Reese] talked to Ereck, and [the team’s public relations staff] talked to Ereck,” McAdoo said. “We had a chance to sit him down. He called and spoke to Jordan and apologized. He understands that he cannot behave that way.

“It’s unacceptable. It’s important for us all to have a professional relationship with the media, players and coaches.”

Flowers lost his cool after struggling in the Giants’ loss to the Packers. McAdoo said he believes it was “an isolated incident” but said there are “no excuses” for Flowers’ behavior.

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20 Responses to “Ereck Flowers apologizes for shoving reporter”
  1. amaf21 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:26 PM

    Another undisciplined Giants player – shocker.

  2. jag1959 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:27 PM

    Hoping he also apologized to the team for his pathetic play as well

  3. GeauxSaints57 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:27 PM

    All I know is that if an angry NFL tackle told me to “Get out of my face,” I’d get out of his face. Just me, I guess.

  4. knowspinzone says: Oct 10, 2016 7:28 PM

    Oh please! Granted he shouldn’t have shoved the reporter, but the reporter should have been a stand up guy to just take it and not go running to mommy.

  5. qbarrel says: Oct 10, 2016 7:35 PM

    Apology or not, there should be a suspension here. 4 games at minimum.

  6. chewy724 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:36 PM

    OBJ needs to talk to him next.

  7. stynzerman says: Oct 10, 2016 7:39 PM

    The reporter brushed it off from the start. It was no big deal…Ereck was just frustrated like the rest of us

  8. cowboy2016 says: Oct 10, 2016 7:44 PM

    ESPN needs to be shoved aside anyway.

  9. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 10, 2016 7:45 PM

    It was only a reporter no big deal.
    C’mon man!

  10. naes says: Oct 10, 2016 7:53 PM

    Flowers shoved the reporter. Then the reporter blew past him and got to Eli.

  11. Bizzareslantpass says: Oct 10, 2016 8:04 PM

    Coughlin come back!

  12. fordman84 says: Oct 10, 2016 8:36 PM

    Bet NFL punishes him as much as the habitual wife-beating kicker.

  13. thejesusofcool says: Oct 10, 2016 8:38 PM

    The reporter should have acted like a man and bull rushed him down.

  14. idpfantasyfootball says: Oct 10, 2016 9:00 PM

    “I am so sorry that I told you to get out of my face repeatedly and then had to take physical action to get you out of my face.”

    Free Zeke Mowatt!!

  15. absolutevisuals says: Oct 10, 2016 9:00 PM

    Don’t have reporters in the locker after a game. It’s that simple. There’s been multiple incidents like this over the years; whether it’s a push, or they take a verbal lashing, or the guys walk away cause their frustration is at an all time high.

    Then there’s the time that Erin Andrews look like Sherman was going to eat her when he went off on Crabetree.

    I never understood it either. Give the guys some room first. It’s not appropiate

  16. ricko1112 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:09 PM

    No need to apologize! BSPN sucks! They should all be ashamed and embarrassed to work for such a low-life, lying, dirty, no-class organization!

    If you heard it from BSPN, you know it’s a lie!

    BSPN IS TRASH!!!

  17. tylawspick6 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:18 PM

    i think when you are jerry reese and no one can figure out how on earth you are still employed, no one really cares who apologizes for what.

    the steelers and giants are funny.
    they take the “rooney rule” to the hilt.

    mediocre gms and coaches somehow manage to stick around.

  18. icallitlikeiseeit67 says: Oct 10, 2016 9:55 PM

    Hey G-man looks like you have your own Tomsula hiring there…..sorry about that

  19. TheCommish says: Oct 10, 2016 11:32 PM

    Five games in, and the McAdoo era is already a bust. And we won’t be rid of this clown until the end of the 2019 season. Oof.

  20. troylok says: Oct 11, 2016 5:54 AM

    Oh, sure, make the big offensive lineman apologize for pushing a reporter, but did they make Beckham apologize to that kicking net? No they didn’t. I think it is an outrage and I think all kicking nets should sit during the playing of the National Anthem.

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