New York Giants defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was suspended by head coach Ben McAdoo on Wednesday after leaving team facilities.
The length of the suspension has been disclosed as of yet, but it further confirms that the Giants are an absolute disaster.
Standout safety Landon Collins told the media shortly after McAdoo’s announcement that Rodgers-Cromartie and the head coach had “an altercation” after he was pulled from Sunday’s 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, dropping the team to 0-5 this season, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
Rodgers-Cromartie told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that an argument took place on the sidelines where he admitted that he “handled it the wrong way.”
He added that he was suspended “way before” he left team facilities on Wednesday. What prompted him to walk out though was McAdoo’s comments that came off as “BS.”
Regardless, Rodgers-Cromartie told Anderson that he plans on returning to the team on Thursday.
The 31-year-old is in his fourth season with the Giants and has never really had a set role in the secondary. Regardless, he has been one of their most valuable defenders.
It’s just the latest example of dissatisfaction within New York’s ranks. Cornerback Eli Apple didn’t mince words after he was also benched on Sunday.
“To me, that’s what happens,” he said (h/t Dan Duggan of NJ.com). “You lose games and it’s got to be someone else’s problem and they look around and think, ‘OK, this is the problem.’ But it’s not just one guy – it’s the whole culture, it’s everything. We’ve got to fix it.”
If it wasn’t already clear, the Giants’ horrendous 0-5 start hasn’t only taken its toll on the fans.
With the team in absolute shambles and McAdoo likely on the hot seat, this feels like an 11-week countdown until the season ends and the organization turns over.