Landon Collins Apologizes For Calling Giants Teammate Eli Apple 'A Cancer'

Dec 28, 2017, 00:44
Landon Collins Apologizes For Calling Giants Teammate Eli Apple 'A Cancer'

The New York Giants have seen a whole lot of weirdness this season, including the benching of Eli Manning leading to widespread outrage and eventually the firing of head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.

A day after Landon Collins said that his teammate, Eli Apple, was a "cancer" in the Giants locker room he did the only thing you can do in that situation: Apologized on Twitter. "That would be the only person I would change out of our secondary".

"That first-round pick. he's a cancer", Collins said. After a decent rookie season, he did not play a defensive snap in Week 16. Besides, the other two guys, (Rodgers-Cromartie) and (Jenkins), I love those two guys.

Collins ripped into Apple during a radio interview with 98.7 ESPN New York on Tuesday. saying there's one major problem in the Giants' secondary. and that's Eli Apple. They play hard; they love what they do.

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But this wasn't the first time Collins has publicly criticized Apple.

Landon Collins said he wanted Eli Apple gone. "That first pick, he's a cancer".

Abrams says Apple was suspended for a "pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team".

The Collins/Apple relationship took a significant dip publicly two weeks ago after Collins told the media of numerous conversations he and others have had with Apple this season about his personal and on-field struggles, stressing that they spoke about being a professional.

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December 17, 2017: New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple (24) is shaken up after a play against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J.

The second-year cornerback practiced with the team earlier in the day and there seemed to be no indication that he'd be suspended.

The Giants fired GM Jerry Reese - who drafted Apple - and coach Ben McAdoo on December 4.

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