New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins sends a rude tweet with derogatory language to a fan during Wednesday’s practice.
Janoris Jenkins has found himself in hot water after sending out an offensive tweet during Wednesday’s practice. The New York Giants cornerback started out by tweeting some stats, which a fan responded to by asking how many of those stats have contributed to wins. Jenkins then responded to the fan with derogatory and unacceptable language.
The veteran didn’t practice with the team on Wednesday, as he’s currently nursing an ankle injury suffered in Monday’s loss to the Eagles.
I only can do my job.. retard https://t.co/hYDVcbk9sd
— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 11, 2019
It’s a tweet that head coach Pat Shurmur and the rest of the organization have since found out about. As of Thursday afternoon, it still hasn’t been deleted. Shurmur was asked about the tweet on Wednesday.
“I was just made aware of it as I was going through the injury report, and he shouldn’t be tweeting during practice,” the second-year head coach said, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
Jenkins has yet to address the media since the tweet was sent. It’s unclear if he’ll address the media this week regarding it. He didn’t practice with the team on Thursday and was on the stationary bike. His status for the upcoming matchup with the Miami Dolphins has yet to be determined.
This isn’t the only controversy Jenkins has found himself in this year. After the Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Jenkins explained to the media how he was unhappy with his role, one in which he doesn’t follow the opposing team’s top receiver. The veteran stays on just one side and claims the Giants are the only team that prepares their top cornerback to do so.