Kyle Lauletta apologizes for arrest, won’t be suspended by Giants

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After rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested and charged with offenses including eluding police and resisting arrest last week, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur promised there would be consequences.

Those consequences will not include a suspension and whatever they entail will not be announced by Shurmur. The coach said Tuesday that any punishment will be handled internally.

Lauletta also spoke to the media and apologized for the arrest. Lauletta is accused of nearly hitting a police officer with his car while making an illegal turn after being told to remain in his lane and then refusing to follow instructions from another officer when his car was stopped.

Lauletta was also allegedly sent a summons after a similar incident the day before, but said Tuesday that the actions leading up to his arrest “is a terrible representation of who I am.”

“Had I left an hour earlier none of that probably would ever happen,” Lauletta said, via NorthJersey.com. “That’s my fault, that’s no one else’s fault. Right is right, wrong is wrong. My parents raised me better than that.”

In addition to the criminal charges, Lauletta was charged with with reckless driving, disregarding an officer’s directions, improper turn in marked traffic lane and failure to remain in a marked lane.

17 responses to “Kyle Lauletta apologizes for arrest, won’t be suspended by Giants

  1. Had I left an hour earlier none of that probably would ever happen,” Lauletta said.
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    Maybe, you know, live closer to the team’s practice facility so you don’t have an hour-plus commute.

  2. Just to be fair, in north Jersey/NYC traffic, it would take an hour just to drive 20 miles.
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    waynefontesismyfather says:
    November 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm
    Had I left an hour earlier none of that probably would ever happen,” Lauletta said.
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    Maybe, you know, live closer to the team’s practice facility so you don’t have an hour-plus commute.

  3. The “had I left an hour earlier” confirms what the original facts indicated. This was nothing more than a goofy lane closure/construction situation that unnecessarily had traffic backed up. Lauletta, like so many other Americans, was trying to get to where he needed to be. He didn’t “nearly hit” a police officer. Rather, some “traffic control officer” got bent out of shape, thinking that his/her power trip was being disrespected.

  4. “Had I left [the bar] an hour earlier” I would have not been so intoxicated that I got in the car, made a ton of driving errors and evaded the law.

    Sound like the Mara’s are bailing him out on this one. He would have been cut and shamed on PFT if he played for any other team.

  5. Uh, but the Giants aren’t the deciders on whether he is suspended or not. I thought that was Goodell? Oh, he does kind of do Mara’s bidding so I guess this is Mara sending Goodell his marching orders…

  6. Cut the guy some slack.He screwed up big time.He is lucky that nobody was hurt.If he screws up again,sayonara.But give him a shot to redeem himself.

  7. can the GIANTS TRADE FOR COUGHLIN (the team needs drastic discipline and coaching philosophy change at the top
    AND JUST GIVE GETTLEMAN HIS WALKING PAPERS SINCE HE IS ILL AND FIGHTING CANCER HIT THE RESET BUTTON AGAIN?

  8. I worked “traffic control” on a road construction project years ago. I came to the conclusion that 10% of the drivers are totally stupid. They fail to understand a “STOP” sign with a guy in a fluorescent vest standing in the middle of the road. The more “important” they are, the stupider they are. My most memorable experience was when a guy in his Rolls ran my sign and hit a 637 Cat scraper head-on. Said he did not think the flagger applied to him and he did not see the scraper, yeah, right, 14 feet wide and 12 feet tall, 35 feet long, bright yellow.

  9. edmosquito16
    Nov 6, 2018, 1:54 PM EST
    Dude’s lucky he’s white because his family would be planning his funeral were he a person of color

    Yes, every POC who gets stopped gets shot. Jaywalking-shot. Eating with your mouth open -shot. It’s a miracle this race survived.

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