David Wilson: I wasn’t crying after I fumbled

AP

Some Giants fans might have felt like crying while watching their team lose to the Cowboys on Wednesday night, but Giants rookie running back David Wilson said he shed no tears during the game.

Although some reporters said they saw Wilson crying on the sideline after he was benched for fumbling, Wilson said today that that’s not the case.

“Nah, I wasn’t crying but I was definitely upset,’’ Wilson told the New York Post. “But, I think it would have been a lot worse if I was smiling or feeling good about it. I am passionate about the game and I know that is something I have been working on and not wanting to do and for it to happen on my second carry in the opening game, I was highly disappointed.”

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he was impressed by the fact that Wilson felt remorse for his fumble.

“On the sidelines he was very upset about what happened – I did give him credit for that,” Coughlin said. “He was deeply, deeply sorry about what happened. Unfortunately it happened.”

Wilson had a reputation for a fumbling problem at Virginia Tech, and he isn’t happy that he now has one fumble in two career carries in the NFL. But he wasn’t sad enough to cry.