Janoris Jenkins suspended by Giants for violating team rules

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The Giants suspended Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for a week earlier this month and now they have suspended another cornerback as well.

It’s Janoris Jenkins this time and Kim Jones of NFL Media reported that Jenkins has been suspended for violating team rules. Jones made no mention of which team rules Jenkins violated, but the Giants later made an announcement that included the reason.

Jenkins was not at practice on Monday with the Giants, who are coming off of their bye week. Coach Ben McAdoo said at the time that Jenkins was excused along with cornerback Eli Apple and running back Paul Perkins, but that all three were expected back for Wednesday’s practice. On Tuesday, McAdoo changed his story.

“At that point, neither myself nor any of the coaches had heard from Jackrabbit,” McAdoo said. “I did not speak with him directly until Tuesday morning. … As a member of this team, there are standards and we have responsibilities and obligations. When we don’t fulfill those obligations, there are consequences. As I have said before, we do not like to handle our team discipline publicly. There are times when it is unavoidable, and this is one of those times.”

Jenkins will not play this Sunday and the Giants said they’ll re-evaluate his status next week.

Jenkins has 24 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown in six games this season. He turned in an excellent first season with the Giants in 2016.

29 responses to “Janoris Jenkins suspended by Giants for violating team rules

  1. Thank you McAdor turning this team into a circus. Even other years where they struggled the head coach had the respect of the players.

  2. You can always find the selfish malcontents on a team when the team is playing poorly. Selfish guys give up and act out. PS: it’s almost always receivers and corners

  3. This whole QB guru to OC to HC in a blink is getting old. Why not just hire Josh McCown when he retires at the end of the this year to bypass the process?

    The Ray Handley 2 era is over.

    Mara needs to clean house. I haven’t seen this much dysfunction with this team in a long time.

  4. I have read this article 5 times, and I still don’t understand it.
    McAdoo excuses Jenkins from practice, then McAdoo changes his mind the next day, and then suspends Jenkins for not reading his mind about changing his mind?

    What am I reading wrong here?

    Good thing that this is the Giants, and I really couldn’t give a crap.

  5. So wait. . . He was excused from Monday’s practice, then you didn’t hear from him until the next morning which would be Tuesday and now he’s suspended??

    Ohhhhhhh…..he was actually supposed to take the initiative and come to practice on Monday and not take the bait.

    And I thought the Raiders’ were the only grease fire burning out of control!!!

  6. As an Eagles fan with plenty of friends who are Giants fans I am disappointed. Some of my best memories of this rivalry were when both teams were neck and neck in the divisional race and came down to week 17. Even in our worst seasons over the years, neither team really quit on the head coach this badly. Giants need to clean house from these expensive whiny vets to McAdoo and reset. A youth movement in the entire NFCE would be nice

  7. bonitalocal says:
    October 31, 2017 at 5:15 pm
    I have read this article 5 times, and I still don’t understand it.
    McAdoo excuses Jenkins from practice, then McAdoo changes his mind the next day, and then suspends Jenkins for not reading his mind about changing his mind?

    What am I reading wrong here?

    Good thing that this is the Giants, and I really couldn’t give a crap.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sounds like he missed practice and the coach was hit with questions before he had any answers so he chose to give the player the benefit of the doubt (temporarily) and get the media off his back. I cannot stand the coach but no matter what he did here he would be criticized. “I don’t know” or “no comment = attacks for not having control also so he may as well buy some time until he got the information he needed.

  8. Wow. First he says he excused the absence, changes his mind about excusing the absence, refers to a player by their Nickname in a disciplinary matter, then says he doesn’t want to air out team discipline issues in public… PUBLICLY!

  9. Doesn’t really sound great to use the familiar ‘Jackrabbit’ when discussing a player’s suspension. Remember what Justin Tuck said in his retirement announcement, McAdoo: Don’t try to the the players’ friends, it will bite you in the end.

  10. This Giants debacle of a season cannot end soon enough. I thought it was bad when Brunner, and then later Brown and Graham (and Kannell) were our Qb’s. This season is even worse than those.

  11. get this..lose Mcadumb, the GM, Eli and yes trade Odell…this team needs a high priced WR like a hole in the head!

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