NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2016, 3:54 PM
New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley has been accused of attempting to rape a woman he met on Instagram in a Midtown hotel.
Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley denied Sunday he attempted to rape a woman he met on Instagram in a Midtown hotel as one of his former teammates said he could never imagine the embattled football player endangering his career by committing such a heinous crime.
Bromley, 23, leaves his home in Secaucus, N.J. around 2:30 p.m. Sunday for a meeting in Manhattan.
Bromley, 23, and his manager, Keko Payne, left the second-year backup’s home in Secaucus, N.J. around 2:30 p.m. for a meeting in Manhattan — though they declined to say with whom.
Bromley placed a duffel bag in the trunk of his black BMW 750.
When asked if the allegations against Bromley were true, Payne replied “absolutely not.”
He added Bromley had been “meeting with lawyers all day.”
Meanwhile, Doug Hogue, who played alongside Bromley for two seasons at Syracuse before he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2011, suspected that Bromley’s 26-year-old accuser may be after him for his money.
“A lot of times people just try to take advantage of a pro’s position. That comes with friends, family, and definitely strangers,” said Hogue, who last played in the Canadian Football League.
Bromley, the 6-foot-3, 306-pound football player, has not yet been charged.
Police sources said that the woman told investigators Bromley snapped early Saturday after she tried to stop a sexual encounter at the Hyatt Herald Square Hotel just four blocks from Madison Square Garden.
Bromley left the hotel with the woman clinging to the hood of his ride — until she skidded off and he drove away, sources said.
Bromley is accused of attempting to rape a woman at the Hyatt Herald Square Hotel before driving away.
Bromley, who is about 6-foot-3 and 306-pounds, has not yet been charged with any crime as police investigate the allegations.
Hogue said Bromley never had any trouble in college.
“It’s actually kind of unbelievable,” Hogue said. “He’s been good guy, a good character guy. Even when we went to school together, he never had any legal trouble.”
Giants player Jay Bromley posted this image to Instagram just after midnight on Saturday, hours before a woman accused him of attempted rape.
Bromley frequently posted on social media how grateful he was to play football professionally, Hogue noted.
“He knows what kind of opportunity he has. He would never jeopardize that,” he said.