Giants suspend cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants suspended veteran Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie after the cornerback left the team’s facilities before practice on Wednesday.
Coach Ben McAdoo announced the indefinite suspension after practice.
The second-year coach had met with Rodgers-Cromartie on Tuesday and told him that he would not be active for this Sunday’s game in Denver because of something the 31-year-old either said or did during Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Rodgers-Cromartie had left the bench and gone to the locker room during the second half, but he later returned. It is not known if the two exchanged words during the game. There was no apparent physical altercation.
McAdoo told the 10-year veteran who joined the Giants in 2014 that he still expected him to practice this week and prepare for the game even though he was not going to play.
Rodgers-Cromartie, who had started three games, reported to the Giants headquarters Wednesday morning and then left. He was not available for comment. Roosevelt Barnes, his agent, did not return a telephone call from The Associated Press.