"He came in today, chose to leave. we will suspend him".
The New York Giants are an absolute mess, and the news about cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie leaving the team/being suspended is the latest bit of gasoline on top of the dumpster fire.
According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Rodgers-Cromartie had a conversation with McAdoo on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, when he ultimately made a decision to leave practice shortly after he got there. Rodgers-Cromartie felt he was being a "good soldier" by taking the slot cornerback role, according to Rapoport, and the rift blew up amid the loss and apparently dragged into the conversation McAdoo had with Rodgers-Cromartie on Tuesday. "For that, we'll suspend him".
The injury-plagued Giants lost to the Chargers, 27-22, Sunday to drop to 0-5. McAdoo repeatedly refused to provide any other details about the situation. Janoris Jenkins also left the game early but it hasn't been said why.
Rodgers-Cromartie tallied 26 combined tackles and a half-sack across the first five contests.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, this rift occurred as a result of some outburst from DRC on the sidelines during Sunday's loss to the Chargers. But having a veteran leave the team suddenly during the week after a possible "altercation" with the head coach ... this season can't end soon enough for the Giants. Rodgers-Cromartie's base salary this season is $6.98 million, meaning his suspension could potentially cost him more than $436,000 per game.