New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard has responded to his sideline outburst during Big Blue’s 33-31 loss against the Panthers.
Sterling Shepard has realized his mistake and is attempting to learn from it.
Reported by Doug Rush of Giants Wire on Wednesday, the Giants wide receiver has responded to his sideline outburst on Sunday. The outburst came in the midst of a 33-31 loss to the Carolina Panthers, in which Panthers kicker Graham Gano booted a 63-yard game-winning field goal as time expired.
After a crucial interception was thrown by quarterback Eli Manning, the third-year man out of Oklahoma was caught on camera slamming the bench in frustration. He then proceeded to throw a garbage can on the sideline as well, as receiver Odell Beckham Jr. attempted to calm him down.
Now Shepard has calmed down and went on to explain his mistake to the media on Tuesday.
“I really wanted to win that game. That’s the bottom line. I felt it kind of slipping away right there, and some other stuff going on too,” Shepard said. “I don’t even want to talk about it anymore.”
Shepard also mentioned his justification on the immature move, and how it can get extremely frustrating at times, especially when you’re 1-3 on the verge of 1-4.
“You find different ways to relieve stress, or whatever it is. There are different outlets than acting out like that,” the receiver told the media. “I didn’t want to watch it. Like I said, we’re moving on. We have a short week. It’s in the past now.”
Shepard and the Giants are looking to get a good look on the division rival Philadelphia Eagles during this short week of practice. Hopefully, Shepard can gather his emotions and come back to his senses and have a great game this Thursday night.
The Giants and Eagles kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.