Three days after getting released by the 3-11 Giants for using a slur against a fan on social media Janoris Jenkins is now on a playoff bound team.
On Friday, Jenkins was cut after he called a fan a “retard” on Twitter during a heated back and forth.
Ny Giants coach Pat Shurmur released a statement on why the team decided to release Jenkins.
(Via NY Post )
This was an organizational decision,” “From ownership to management to our football operations, we felt it was in the best interests of the franchise and the player. Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”
Jenkins went on to defend his use of the slur by claiming that it was “slang”” he used back home.
“Where I’m from, we use all kind of words for slang. If it offends anybody I’m sorry,”. “It’s a culture that I grew up in where I’m from. You know what I’m saying, we use all kinds of words for all kinds of slang. If you don’t know, it’s a hood thing or whatever.
“I’m not calling nobody no name or picking at nobody. It’s just something that we use in the hood back at home.”
Jenkins may have to compete for the starting CB job held by Eli Apple in New Orleans but there’s a good chance the team will find a role for him in the playoffs.