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Mara: Giants don’t think Owa Odighizuwa is retiring after odd tweets


The Giants were as puzzled as many people by the recent stream of consciousness tweets from defensive end Owa Odighizuwa, which seemed to suggest he was stepping away from football.

But Giants owner John Mara said last night he does not believe the former third-rounder is retiring.

I don’t think so,” Mara said, via James Kratch of “I spoke to him, but I’d rather not comment on that.

“He’s still on the team, yes, but I’d rather not comment on it.”

Odighizuwa tweeted out earlier this week that he needed time “to get away from the game,” but followed up the next day saying he was “grateful to be a part of BIG BLUE.”

The 2015 third-rounder, who has battled injuries and is still waiting for his first NFL sack, hasn’t tweeted anything in the last two days. His agent hasn’t responded to requests for clarification, and the team hasn’t commented any further.

If Odighizuwa needs time, he’s got two weeks before the Giants start their offseason program, and mandatory attendance doesn’t kick in until minicamp in mid-June.

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6 Responses to “Mara: Giants don’t think Owa Odighizuwa is retiring after odd tweets”
  1. touchdownelvis says: Apr 7, 2017 8:41 AM

    The real question I have after reading this article is:

    Does John Mara always look so constipated?

  2. maust1013 says: Apr 7, 2017 8:46 AM

    Translation: He just needs to get back on his meds.

  3. jpherling says: Apr 7, 2017 8:55 AM

    Why don’t they just call him and ask him?

  4. nyfootballgiants says: Apr 7, 2017 9:19 AM

    Everyone, at some point in their lives have challenges that they must face – that may feel daunting at the time.

    Social media is not your friend as you go through these moments. Posting something when you are at your lowest is never going to position you in a positive light.

    I hope he is able to resolve whatever issues he is facing. He has a ton of potential – but he’s certainly never going to achieve it if he can’t focus on his profession.

  5. redlikethepig says: Apr 7, 2017 11:08 AM

    Do some research on this kid’s life and you’ll understand why he might be acting a little weird. He’s had a tough go of it.

  6. oiler1980 says: Apr 7, 2017 11:23 AM

    Why does John Mara always look like the guy in front of him just broke wind?

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