Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie leaves Giants facility, will be suspended

Oh, and you thought it couldn’t get worse for the 0-5 New York Giants.

The Giants are a car wreck that stopped on the tracks and got hit by a train. This weird season took a really strange and unexpected turn on Wednesday when cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie came to work and then decided to leave. In DRC’s defense, if you were on the Giants you’d consider fleeing the premises too.

And this isn’t some second-hand rumor. Coach Ben McAdoo announced it in his press conference, said Rodgers-Cromartie will be suspended, and the Giants’ Twitter feed reported it.


And if that wasn’t enough, it seems this all stems from an incident between Rodgers-Cromartie and McAdoo during last week’s game, at least according to safety Landon Collins via the Giants media.



ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported Rodgers-Cromartie texted her that he would report back to the team on Thursday.

Dan Duggan of NJ Advance Media said Rodgers-Cromartie had conversations with McAdoo and the front office on Tuesday and Wednesday before he left. Rodgers-Cromartie dropped out of last Sunday’s game early with what reporters there said looked like a lower-body injury. Rodgers-Cromartie played only 51.3 percent of the snaps in last Sunday’s game after playing more than 80 percent combined in the first four games combine, according to pro-football-reference.

Rodgers-Cromartie leaving the team facilities comes right after the Giants demoted struggling cornerback Eli Apple in favor of DRC, and Apple wasn’t happy about it. Then apparently Rodgers-Cromartie wasn’t happy with McAdoo either.

According to a report from Art Stapleton of The Record, the DRC-McAdoo argument was over Rodgers-Cromartie not agreeing with his role.



Things are going well with the Giants.

You won’t find many content 0-5 teams. But having a veteran leave the team suddenly during the week after a possible “altercation” with the head coach … this season can’t end soon enough for the Giants. There are 12 weeks to go.

New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

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Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!