Giants coach Tom Coughlin says his new guard John Jerry will not be suspended for his role in the bullying in the Dolphins’ locker room last season. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says no such determination has been made.
“Calls were made to the league office,” Coughlin said. “There is no suspension in the air or anything of that nature. Whatever part he played in it, there was remorse, sincere remorse.”
Goodell, however, said that before league discipline is even considered, Jerry must undergo a medical evaluation. Only after that would Goodell make a decision on discipline.
“From our standpoint, the medical evaluations will determine what happens. There will be no determinations until we have that information,” Goodell said.
A Giants spokesman later told the New York Times that although Coughlin does not think Jerry will be suspended, Goodell could still suspend him, or force him to have medical treatment to play.
Dolphins center Mike Pouncey will also be required to undergo a medical evaluation before he can return. Richie Incognito has to undergo an evaluation as well, and Incognito has the added hurdle of finding a team that wants him.