Report: Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, other Giants were out in New York City on Friday night

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The NFL has made it through nearly seven weeks of the season despite various COVID-19 brushfires that have forced multiple games to be rescheduled. The league is far from being out of the woods when it comes to the objective of playing a complete regular season within 17 weeks.

Case in point: According to NJ.com, Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, and other Giants teammates went out in New York City on Friday night.

Per the report, “Jones and a few of his teammates and friends had dinner in a private room at a restaurant in the city,” before having a drink in a bar that was closed to the public.

In a statement to NJ.com, the Giants said that the organization is “aware of the video that was posted” and that “[w]e are looking into the nature and context of what is on the video.”

Earlier this month, the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed to ban player gatherings outside the facility.

The Giants, at 1-6, fall into the category of teams about which the league is particularly concerned. As franchises fall out of contention, players may be less careful about avoiding the virus.

As one league source put it very recently, the confluence of cold/flu season and teams no longer vying for playoff position is “exactly what’s keeping me up at night.”

43 responses to “Report: Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones, other Giants were out in New York City on Friday night

  1. Well if the teams reach a “lost season” point and the players are exposing themselves to covid and cause the teams to sit players do to the protocols, the teams can suspend them for up to 4 games for conduct detrimental to the team I would think.

    Probably the only way to get their attention to follow the rules at that point

  2. They need to spend more time studying their playbooks and studying film. They haven’t earned the right to go out and party.

  3. They’re out of contention so it’s OK in their tiny little minds to jeopardize the health and well being of their opponents?? Disgusting.

  4. What does being out of contention have to do with the Giants? If they were in any other division they would be. They are very much so alive in the NFC East.

  5. Raggard says:
    October 24, 2020 at 4:51 pm
    They’re out of contention so it’s OK in their tiny little minds to jeopardize the health and well being of their opponents?? Disgusting.
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    How does going to a private room for a meal with a few friends and a bar closed to the public jeopardize the health and we’ll being of their opponents?

  6. To flip the script, were they breaking the law? No. Was the restaurant and bar open to the public? Yes. However, Dr Fauci recently said, as supported by contact tracing, the easiest place to acquire Covid is in an indoor restaurant or bar (private dining room aside). NFL players are held to a higher standard as it only takes one to topple a position group which could potentially topple a team. Of all players, qb Jones, the most important player on the team, clearly knew this and undoubtedly knows the virus is surging to unprecedented levels. Needless to say, those guys have put their team at potential risk. i havent been to a bar, restaurant, hairdresser, since early April. I go to the grocery store and that makes be leary. Maybe Jones was drowning his sorrows for his “80 yard” run the night before. These guys should have known better.

  7. In NY State, If you are sitting at a bar/restaurant, you do not need to wear a mask. Only if you are walking around. (which shows how ludicrous the rule is).

  8. apetits says:
    October 24, 2020 at 4:43 pm
    Oh, Heavens! *clutches pearls*

    okudamatata says:
    October 24, 2020 at 4:55 pm
    Who cares?
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    First the players are breaking the agreement signed by their union and league. And second the agreement was signed because there’s literally mil)ions per game on the line. If a number of players tést positive that can cause a game cancellation. This is about business pure and simple.

  9. Regardless if folks think this is wrong or right, the NFL has strict mandates for THIS SEASON to follow. They make millions and their employers have said don’t do it. Its that simple. You and I would get fired in our jobs.

  10. radar8 says:
    October 24, 2020 at 4:48 pm
    It will be a miracle if the NFL can finish this season.
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    Miracle?? Lol MLB, NHL, NBA all finished theirs (or are about to).

    The NFL has been the most consistent out of all of these leagues about maintaining a start date. Don’t get all scared and pessimistic now, radar.

  11. Oh the horror, not dinner and drinks! The fact that this is even news should put a spotlight on how weak minded and brainwashed people are in this country.

  12. All involved should be fined and suspended, covid is out of control and the experts say we will be hitting the 6 figure mark daily in positive cases with no end in site! Wear a mask and stay home unless to get food and supplies people!

  13. Dalriatamustangplayer says:
    October 24, 2020 at 6:08 pm
    Daniel Jones bust

    5 3 Rate This

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    Didn’t you know his name is Danny “Dimes”?

    lmao

  14. Start taking draft picks away. They will start to follow the rules. It isn’t fair for teams that are bottom dwellers to put the rest of the league at risk. Especially teams that are vying for playoff spots and following the rules.

  15. Maybe one of them was hosting a dinner of less then 10 people. You know, like Dak Prescott did without punishment.

  16. The Bucs already have had their Sunday night game with the Raiders moved / possibly cancelled because the Raiders, who had already broken agreed upon policies once again are breaking rules and getting sick. Now their next game on Monday night is similarly being threatened by players who refuse to follow the rules they signed up for that enable them to earn millions of dollars.

  17. Ben McAdoo has clearly lost control on his players… I mean Pat Shumrur has clearly lost con… Uh, I mean…

    Wow – it didn’t take long for Joe Judge to follow in the family tradition.

    And I love Barkley riding a bicycle!!! Nice to see he’s taking his injury and football future very seriously.

    The NFL MUST start handing-out suspensions and forfeits before players/teams get completely out of control — and the season goes down the drain, costing the league BILLIONS.

  18. Would everybody please just come down. They were not breaking the law. They were not endangering themselves or others. They’re at a restaurant in a private room and a bar that was closed to the public. No harm no foul. Obviously somebody has nothing better to do than try to tarnish teammates who are going through enough as it is. With more testing then you and I Joe public have had since the onset of this pandemic. I’m sure that every precaution was taken beforehand to ensure their safety and the safety of others from the further spread of COVID-19. Let’s all step back and stop trying to be the COVID police. Get off their jock straps and stay in your own lane.

  19. Not many people follow rules if they’re not enforced. Some people think it’s ridiculous to slow down in a school zone while children are crossing. If everyone had common sense we wouldn’t need rules and laws.

  20. Paco says:
    October 24, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Would everybody please just come down. They were not breaking the law. They were not endangering themselves or others. They’re at a restaurant in a private room and a bar that was closed to the public. No harm no foul. Obviously somebody has nothing better to do than try to tarnish teammates who are going through enough as it is. With more testing then you and I Joe public have had since the onset of this pandemic. I’m sure that every precaution was taken beforehand to ensure their safety and the safety of others from the further spread of COVID-19. Let’s all step back and stop trying to be the COVID police. Get off their jock straps and stay in your own lane.
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    And this folks, is why America’s #1 when it comes to Covid. Doing it literally better than the rest of the world. Congratulations.

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