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Report: NFL looking into Ereck Flowers shoving a reporter

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03:  Ereck Flowers #76 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles  during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Monday that he, General Manager Jerry Reese and others in the organization spoke to left tackle Ereck Flowers after he shoved ESPN reporter Jordan Raanan on Sunday and that Flowers apologized to Raanan for his actions.

McAdoo didn’t discuss potential discipline for Flowers, saying that it would be handled internally. If the Giants are considering disciplinary action, they may have company.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the league is looking into what happened in the locker room after the Giants lost to the Packers on Sunday night. A report from the locker room that night had Flowers shoving Raanan after telling the reporter not to come near him.

Raanan called it a “minor thing” in response to a question about what happened on Twitter.

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14 Responses to “Report: NFL looking into Ereck Flowers shoving a reporter”
  1. rogerpredactor says: Oct 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    I’m actually surprised this doesn’t happen more often.

    Players have to be pissed after a tough loss.

    Might be best for some reporters to wait a few hours before you ask that sticky question.

  2. hawksfansince77 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:07 PM

    Considering ol’ Schefty is on it…I’m sure he’ll trump it up since one of his “own” got a boo-boo. Wonder if he’ll be able to find medical records this time?

  3. kissbillsrings says: Oct 11, 2016 1:16 PM

    Are you kidding me??!!
    Asking or thinking a reporter would actually wait to get a comment from anyone at anytime in the fear of getting scooped…
    Never happen…EVER!!!

  4. jag1959 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:23 PM

    If Ranaan considered it a minor thing it’s hard to imagine it as being much more than fine worthy. If a Jets player did that to Mehta it would draw applause and deserve a raise

  5. tacowrecker says: Oct 11, 2016 1:23 PM

    I’m sure reporters can be a pain, but the relationship between the NFL (and its players) and the media is mutually beneficial. The media promotes the sport and the players, and covering the sport provides work for the media. Flowers was understandably frustrated (he should be; he’s a terrible tackle) but he can’t take it out on others, especially not shrimpy reporters. Thats bully stuff

  6. herkiethehawk says: Oct 11, 2016 1:23 PM

    why bother? Mara owns the team, nothing will happen.

    look at the slap on the wrist they gave the kicker as an example

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:36 PM

    “I’m actually surprised this doesn’t happen more often.

    Players have to be pissed after a tough loss.

    Outside of the fact part of a player’s job description is they have to deal with the media, all it takes is the guy who was shoved filing assault charges. Even misdemeanor assault charges will get you on the league’s disciplinary radar.

    Would not be surprised to see Goodell suspend Flowers for 1 or 2 games for this.

  8. fordman84 says: Oct 11, 2016 1:38 PM

    A lowly kicker beat his wife 20+ times and got a game suspension since Mara runs the league.

    This won’t even be a fine.

  9. alewatcher says: Oct 11, 2016 1:45 PM

    It’s assault, no surprise the NFL is looking into the incident. Gotta be a little smarter than that.

  10. craignflfan says: Oct 11, 2016 1:57 PM

    He’s on the Giants so nothing will happen. You can beat a woman on that team and they don’t care. Goodell and Mara don’t care about abuse.

  11. celticsforever says: Oct 11, 2016 1:58 PM

    Look at what their kicker got. How does that go so unnoticed?? Flowers will have to put $2 into the office swear jar.

  12. bbk1000 says: Oct 11, 2016 3:54 PM

    I wish someone would shove that shyster Schefter…..

    If there were any medical records available because of this incident he would have already tweeted them….

  13. torebear says: Oct 11, 2016 4:21 PM

    Nothing some Flowers wont solve…

  14. mikeytoth says: Oct 11, 2016 9:46 PM

    Suspend him 8 have and take draft picks away and fine the giants 1,000,000 for having classless players.

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