Victor Cruz left little doubt as to where he stands on the issue of domestic violence, this in light of kicker Josh Brown’s release from the New York Giants on Tuesday.
Since revelations last week that Brown’s abuse of his wife was far worse than imagined, the Giants as a team and individual players have been peppered with questions about the situation. As such on Tuesday it was again a talking point around the locker room as the team gets ready for its bye week following Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Rams in London.
When asked about Brown, the Giants wide receiver bristled a bit.
“Next question. You guys have already asked me about that at length,” Cruz said. “Domestic violence is disgusting, it's not something I standby at all and I prefer if you guys don't ask me anymore questions about Josh Brown.”
Brown was originally suspended for Week 1 for domestic violence but then recent court documents proved that the situation was far worse than imagined.
It was a tough day for many of the Giants players, who in recent days originally sounded support for their teammate as a man while simultaneously speaking out against domestic violence. Now with a bye week upon them and the Giants having cut Brown it perhaps puts to rest a difficult question for many in the locker room.
On one hand they’ve grown to admire and respect the side to Brown that is an NFL kicker. On the flip side they certainly can’t condone his actions.
“You send him a text and give him time to reply. You don’t want to harp on someone after a situation like that happens,” cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said. “You just give him time to just deal with it.”