This would be funny if it weren't my team.
EAST RUTHERFORD — Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie remains suspended indefinitely after meeting with coach Ben McAdoo at the team's facility Thursday morning.
The Giants' veteran cornerback has started four of five games this season for a team whose season has gone off the rails at 0-5 after starting with Super Bowl aspirations.
Coach Ben McAdoo made the announcement Wednesday regarding Rodgers-Cromartie, who had expressed his displeasure with the coaching staff over his existing role, according to a source.
Rodgers-Cromartie met with McAdoo on Tuesday, and it was then that Rodgers-Cromartie was told he was going to be inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos in Denver, according to a team source. Rodgers-Cromartie showed up at the team facility Wednesday morning, spent time in the locker room and departed prior to practice. His leaving resulted in McAdoo and the team deciding on the suspension, which at this point is indefinite.
McAdoo is currently not scheduled to speak with the media Thursday after practice, but requests have been made for that to change.
Rodgers-Cromartie has been placed on the reserve/suspended list and cornerback Donte Deayon has been promoted to the 53-man roster from the practice squad to take his place.
The maximum suspension allowed by the NFL's collective bargaining agreement is four weeks. Rodgers-Cromartie loses $410,588 in pay each week he's suspended.
"DRC came in [Tuesday]. We had a conversation that was personal upstairs and he came in [Wednesday]. Decided to leave. We will suspend him," McAdoo said. "We had a conversation [Tuesday]. He came into the building [Wednesday] morning. Decided to leave and we will put him on suspension."
When reached after news of his suspension went public Wednesday, Rodgers-Cromartie reportedly told ESPN that he “handled it the wrong way, but to sit me a game had me hot, so I left. I was suspended way before I left. I left [because] I felt what he said was BS."
Rodgers-Cromartie, 31, is one of the Giants’ most respected players, a second-team All-Pro last season and a vital part to the defense’s success in 2016.