Giants CB Dominique Rodgers Cromartie Skips Practice, Gets Suspended

There’s a lot going on in East Rutherford. First, the New York Giants released their injury report. The team listed one defensive back. But two defensive backs were missing at practice. While Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was limping on Sunday during the game against the Chargers, he was not on the injury report. But he was also not at practice.

Apparently, Rodgers-Cromartie got into an argument with head coach Ben McAdoo after being benched in Sunday’s game. The heat never cooled off. Landon Collins, a safety on the team, said there was an altercation on Sunday.

The Giants cornerback showed up to practice today but did not participate. He spoke to the coaching staff about his disappointment with his role. He then left the facility. The Giants then suspended him.

Coach McAdoo: DRC came in today and decided to leave. We will suspend him. #NYGiants

— New York Giants (@Giants) October 11, 2017

Of course, this brings up questions as to whether Ben McAdoo has lost control over the locker room. He called out the quarterback of the team. There were also many issues with star receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. before his injury.

McAdoo responded to the idea that he lost control by saying he was not really interested in what people think.

Ben McAdoo on the perception he's lost the team: "Not concerned about perception, concerned about reality."

— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 11, 2017

According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Rodgers-Cromartie will be back tomorrow. Still, New York has already suspended him.

My texts w/ #Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie:

J: U alright?

DRC: I'm Gr8

J: R u coming back to team?

D:Yes I am

J: When

D:Tomorrow.

— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 11, 2017

She later got another statement from the cornerback that clarifies the situation a little more.

#Giants CB DRC told me he & Ben McAdoo had an argument on the sidelines about playing. Admits he 'handled it the wrong way.' [More]

— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 11, 2017

#NYG CB DRC cont 2me:

"but to sit me a game had me hot, so I left. I was suspended way before I left. I left bc I felt what he said was BS."

— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 11, 2017

There are football implications to this ordeal, of course. Rodgers-Cromartie wanted to start on the outside, not in the slot. He did so for Eli Apple against the Chargers, but then the Giants moved him inside.

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The Giants need a cornerback to cover the slot and DRC is the best option they have. With him suspended, an incredibly banged up Giants team will have one fewer competent body to put on the football field every week.

Source : https://fansided.com/2017/10/11/giants-cb-dominique-rodgers-cromartie-skips-practice-suspended/

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