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Giants’ Owa Odighizuwa says he’s stepping away from football

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Owa Odighizuwa, a 2015 third-round draft pick of the Giants who hasn’t made much of an impact in his first two seasons, says he’s stepping away from football.

Odighizuwa wrote on Twitter today that he needs some time away.

“I have all love for everyone,” he wrote. “At the point and time I believe it’s in my best interest to take sometime to get away from the game. However this is the best platform to express something of the things that has been on my mind for a while. I truly apologize that it has to be made known like this.”

It is unclear what issues Odighizuwa is having that made him decide to take time off. He dealt with a hamstring injury late last season but has otherwise been healthy.

A defensive end from UCLA, Odighizua was expected to bolster the Giants’ pass rush but hasn’t been featured much. He hardly got on the field at all as a rookie in 2015, and last year he played in just 15 percent of the Giants’ defensive snaps and 20 percent of their special teams snaps. He has yet to record a sack in his NFL career.

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13 Responses to “Giants’ Owa Odighizuwa says he’s stepping away from football”
  1. bassplucker says: Apr 3, 2017 5:18 PM

    Upon further questioning he revealed he just couldn’t bear hearing his name mispronounced on TV one more time.

  2. deprado1 says: Apr 3, 2017 5:22 PM

    Take some time away? He was never there for 2 years to now be away.

  3. belugataxi says: Apr 3, 2017 5:27 PM

    Maybe he’s going back to UCLA to complete that English Language Doctorate…

  4. jag1959 says: Apr 3, 2017 5:36 PM

    Another in a long line of Reese’s broken pieces

  5. maust1013 says: Apr 3, 2017 5:39 PM

    Check out that tweet, smh. I know he only went to UCLA but still…

  6. nfl fan says: Apr 3, 2017 7:07 PM

    Good, you don’t deserve to wear #58 anyway!

  7. aldavisisthenfl says: Apr 3, 2017 7:33 PM

    He’s taking time off because his Rosetta Stone just came in the mail and he’s going to learn the English language…..

  8. huskersrock1 says: Apr 3, 2017 7:52 PM

    His career was doomed the second he chose UCLA over Nebraska.

  9. brazin99 says: Apr 3, 2017 8:09 PM

    I’m amazed at how may people have immediate negative comments to this guys statement.

    It doesn’t matter how talented you are, how much money you make, or how famous you might be. In the end we’re all the same human beings.

    Who knows what this guy is going through? Who can say why or what he needs to step away from? Certainly none of us. So don’t be too quick nor harsh in your judgement. Instead wish him the best in whatever he does and whoever he becomes.

  10. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 3, 2017 8:17 PM

    If I knew who he was, I’d offer an opinion.
    So, good on ya, brah.

  11. frank booth says: Apr 3, 2017 9:47 PM

    I said his name aloud and a secret compartment in the wall just opened up.

  12. electricfootballlivesmfcaforum says: Apr 3, 2017 11:04 PM

    Reeves broken pieces?

    Funny how Coughlin and Eli get a pass on everything because of the SBs but Reese is always fighting for his job.

  13. Angry Orange Man says: Apr 4, 2017 12:17 AM

    Considering he never stepped into the backfield, I am ok with this.

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