Ben McAdoo suspended top corner Janoris Jenkins indefinitely on Tuesday for a “violation of team rules,” one day after the coach had claimed Jenkins was “excused for personal reasons” from a Monday practice when Jenkins didn’t show.
But McAdoo, believe it or not, now admits that when he announced Jenkins was excused on Monday, the coach hadn’t even spoken to Jenkins. How’s that for bending the truth?
“At that point, neither myself nor any of the coaches had heard from Jackrabbit. I did not speak with him directly until Tuesday morning,” McAdoo clarified on Tuesday.
The suspension takes effect immediately, meaning Jenkins will miss Sunday’s Week 9 home game against the Los Angeles Rams (5-2) coming off the Giants’ Week 8 bye. The Giants are 1-6.
“As a member of this team, there are standards and we have responsibilities and obligations,” McAdoo said. “When we don’t fulfill those obligations, there are consequences. As I have said before, we do not like to handle our team discipline publicly. There are times when it is unavoidable, and this is one of those times.”
Janoris Jenkins will not play Sunday vs. the Rams.
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Jenkins is the second Giants corner suspended by McAdoo this season.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was suspended for a Week 6 game in Denver after walking out of the facility when McAdoo informed him he wouldn’t be playing that Sunday as discipline for breaking new rules the coach had installed following Odell Beckham’s Week 3 dog-peeing incident in Philadelphia.
The Giants said Jenkins was informed of the suspension on Tuesday. McAdoo said he will review the status of the suspension at the beginning of next week.