In­def­i­nite ban for Rogers-Cro­mar­tie

Calgary Sun - - SPORTS - — John Kryk

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

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