Indefinite ban for Rogers-Cromartie
On Wednesday, the New york Giants left the door open for disgruntled, aWOL cornerback dominique rodgers-cromartie to walk back through and rejoin his teammates.
On thursday, the Giants slammed the door shut.
the Giants announced they have indefinitely suspended the 10th-year corner, after he walked out on the team Wednesday. “the suspension is without pay for an indefinite period,” the Giants’ news release stated.
according to reports, it was the third time in less than a week that the 31-year-old abandoned the team. On Friday, he walked off early from a recovery team session. at halftime of Sunday’s homefield loss to the Los angeles chargers, drc apparently had words with head coach ben Mcadoo and even took off his shoulder pads, before returning in uniform for the second half.
then, on tuesday, Mcadoo reportedly met with rodgerscromartie to tell him he wouldn’t dress for Sunday night’s game in denver. On Wednesday morning, the cornerback showed up for work, then bolted.
as proof that this is no one- or two-day punishment, the Giants pointed out in thursday’s news release that “to replace rodgerscromartie on the roster, the team signed cornerback donte deayon off their practice squad.” the diminutive deayon (he’s just 5-foot-9, 163 pounds) has yet to play in an NFL regular-season game.
the Giants replaced deayon on their practice squad with cornerback brandon dixon.
Of the many classic lines in the 1980s football flick Best of Times was one that applies to many top-drawer quarterbacks.
In the movie’s case, Kurt Russell’s has-been former high-school superstar had just played a clunker of a first half for small-town Taft, in a rematch 20 years later against the nemesis power from big-city Bakersfield.
Robin Williams’ klutzy, never-was receiver knew how to get the best out of Russell’s character for the second half. By infuriating him.
“When Reno Hightower was a (PICK-with-an-added-R), he was the greatest quarterback in the history of Kern County,” Williams proudly stated, before Hightower, in supreme jerkmode, kicked butt and authored the inevitable comeback.
That scene came to mind when Pittsburgh QB Ben