Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers had a rough game in Sunday night’s loss to the Packers, and then he had an ugly exchange with an ESPN reporter afterward.
According to Dan Duggan of NJ.com, Flowers shoved ESPN reporter Jordan Raanan in the Giants’ locker room after the game.
Flowers was talking to another reporter when Raanan approached, and Flowers told him, “Hey, get out my face man. Don’t come over here.” Raanan didn’t leave, and Flowers said, “You hear me?”
Raanan said three times, “I’m just trying to do my job,” as Flowers said, “Get the [expletive] out of my face, bro.” When Raanan didn’t leave, Flowers shoved Raanan, knocking him backward a few steps. At that point, Raanan walked away.
It is unclear what Flowers’ problem with Raanan is. Raanan has written about Flowers’ struggles this season, which have included several penalties and sacks allowed, but plenty of other reporters have written about Flowers’ struggles, too.
Raanan hasn’t commented other than to tell a Twitter follower who asked about it, “All good. Minor thing. No need for anyone to be concerned.”
Whether Raanan wants to make an issue of it or not, Flowers putting his hands on a reporter is totally unacceptable. The Giants and the league should make that clear to Flowers.