Giants corner Janoris Jenkins cut by team two days after sending ‘offensive’ tweet to fan

Written by on December 26, 2019

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins was cut by the team Friday, two days after sending an ‘offensive’ tweet to a fan.

Jenkins had fired back on social media to a fan who had questioned why the player’s stats hadn’t helped the 2-10 team to success this season.

Jenkins called the fan a “retard”, setting off a firestorm toward the player, who then reportedly refused to apologize for the remark, calling it “slang” and “just part of my culture”, which led to his dismissal.

“This was an organizational decision,” head coach Pat Shurmur said. “From ownership to management to our football operations, we felt it was in the best interests of the franchise and the player. Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”

Jenkins, 31, collected 54 tackles and had four interceptions for a busy Giants defense that has been on the field for much of the season.

He thanked the team following his release, after first tweeting “Best news ever.. Thank you”

“I Just want to thank the organization for the opportunity & good luck to my brothers that remains a Giant! Again, want my fans to know my intentions are always pure and genuine.”

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