New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford posted a video on his twitter account of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul throwing cornerback Prince Amukamara into a cold tub at the team’s facility after the Giants’ 26-3 Saturday win over the New York Jets. Now, Weatherford and other Giants players are apologizing.
One of his teammates is yelling, “Stand up for yourself!” Amukamara starred at Nebraska, but struggled through injuries in his NFL rookie season and played in just seven regular-season games, tallying 14 tackles and an interception.
Weatherford went public after his coach Tom Coughlin came down on him. “The video I posted was distasteful,” Weatherford wrote. “Our team is a family, and we love each other. I am sorry to the fans.”
Prince took it in stride. “Sometimes I think they take it overboard just because they’re vets they get to be mean about it and tell you what to do,” Amukamara said. “I just kind of flipped the whole script and kind of had fun with it with being insubordinate a little bit — just so it can be more playful and I think that that whole vibe just creates a great locker room atmosphere.”