New York Giants Suspend Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Hope Soto
October 12, 2017

Rodgers-Cromartie signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Giants before the 2014 season.

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo announced Wednesday Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie would be suspended after the veteran cornerback left the team. "We will suspend him", McAdoo said.

McAdoo told reporters Wednesday that he had a personal conversation with Rodgers-Cromartie, and on Wednesday morning, the veteran corner made a decision to leave the team.

Rodgers-Cromartie said that he and the coach had an argument on the sideline during last Sunday's loss to the Chargers and things didn't cool down over the last few days.

In a text message, Rodgers-Cromartie told ESPN he will be returning to the team Thursday.

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When asked further questions, McAdoo repeatedly declined to give any more information on the suspension, including the subject of his conversation with Rodgers-Cromartie and the length of the suspension.

McAdoo provided no other details about why Rodgers-Cromartie opted to go home but Art Stapleton of The Record (N.J.) reports that he was upset with his current usage as a slot corner. With the addition of free agent Janoris Jenkins and first-round pick Eli Apple, however, his role has diminished slightly in recent years.

The Giants, who were considered Super Bowl contenders entering the season, are off to an 0-5 start and have been hit by a rash of injuries.

There was also an altercation during the Giants' loss to the Chargers. Ross Cockrell entered the game when the Giants used their nickel sub-package, bumping Rodgers-Cromartie back inside.

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