NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Twitter that DRC got into a heated argument with Giants head coach Ben McAdoo on Sunday after getting pulled from the game, a 27-22 loss to the San Diego Chargers that dropped winless NY to 0-5. "He came in today, chose to leave. we will suspend him".
New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo announced Wednesday the team will suspend cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. "We will suspend him". Rodgers-Cromartie felt he was being a "good soldier" by taking the slot cornerback role, according to Rapoport, and disagreement apparently dragged into Tuesday's conversation with McAdoo. Collins says that Rodgers-Cromartie didn't leave the team but was suspended after he had a disagreement with McAdoo, according to Leonard.
Asked about whether DRC was being suspended for something that happened on Sunday during the game, McAdoo would only answer "that's all I have for you right now".
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The Giants (0-5) are dealing with the fallout of not only a lost season that began with so much promise, but the emotional blows of season-ending surgeries this week for Odell Beckham Jr.
Cromartie, the Cardinals' first-round pick in the 2008 National Football League draft, spent three seasons in Arizona before stints with the Eagles, Broncos and Giants. If the Giants cut him, he would carry $2 million in dead cap space for 2018, a savings of $6.5 million.
Usually the Giants' starting nickel cornerback, Rodgers-Cromartie started on the outside against the Chargers in place of Eli Apple, who was benched for three series.