New York Giants star Landon Collins calls teammate 'a cancer'

Calvin Saunders
December 28, 2017

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple's season has come to an end.

The safety Collins called Apple a "cancer" to the team Tuesday, saying the Giants should lose him in the offseason. Apple was declared inactive for a game shortly after his mother underwent brain surgery. Apple did not play any defensive snaps in that game.

With the suspension, the Giants' three top cornerbacks - Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Apple - have all been suspended this season.

"I met with Coach Spags and Eli this morning and I apologized for the things I said yesterday". On Wednesday, Apple's only interaction with reporters was a crude reference to needing to use the restroom.

While there was tension between Apple and former head coach Ben McAdoo, it appears that wasn't the entire problem with his time in NY. NY has dealt with multiple player suspensions, the firing of both its general manager and head coach, a drama involving its franchise quarterback, and, oh yeah, a 2-13 record, the worst this once-proud franchise has produced since 1983. They play hard. They love what they do.

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Collins went on to say, That first pick. If the guarantees are voided, it becomes significantly easier for the Giants to jettison Apple after this season.

Collins underwent surgery on Christmas and the Giants placed one of their team leaders - not to mention one of their best players - on injured reserve, ending his season.

The New York Post reported last month that Apple almost left the team facility after he was criticized for making bad plays during a film session. I guess he don't remember things, "Collins said on December 14 when reporters relayed Apple's reaction".

An NJ.com report over the weekend detailed personal issues as the forefront for an explanation on Apple's attitude and season - which includes a falling out with his stepfather. A new regime might want to rid the team of problems and start over.

"Landon? No", Apple said.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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