Steve Weatherford apologizes for cold tub video

The New York Giants have been free of controversy and little attention has been given to them, even though they are the Super Bowl champs. At least, that was the truth until this weekend when a video emerged of Jason Pierre-Paul dropping Prince Amukamura into a cold tub. It originally appeared to be just locker room nonsense, but members of the media started crowing that it was bullying. Their reasoning probably had something to do with the fact of Amukamura being a 2nd year player. Had Amukamura been a rookie, it most likely would have been considered as hazing. Punter Steve Weatherford posted the video, and has since apologized for it.

“I want to apologize to the fans,” Weatherford said on Twitter. “The video I posted was distasteful. Our team is a family, and we love each other. I am sorry to the fans.”

Outside of the nasty language that is said, which is also typical of the NFL locker room, I am not sure what is so offensive over the video. Tom Coughlin is reportedly ticked off about it. My guess is that he is more pissed off that the incident went public. Amukamura had been dropped in the cold tub eight times as a rookie.

There are those saying this is evidence of possible dissension in the Giants locker room. Which seems like a reach. It is surprising how much time has been taken up over this.  The NFL doesn’t care enough to get involved, which means even they realize this is nonsense.

5 thoughts on “Steve Weatherford apologizes for cold tub video

  1. HOW THE HELL IS THIS EVEN A STORY!!!

    This what drives me nuts about the NFL and the media. Lets talk about what is going on OFF the field. I’m sure there has been some BS about how this effects the team, etc. “These type of distractions can hurt the Giants…SNARF”

    They read into this like a divorced husband going through his ex-wife’s mail.

    There are off the field stories that DO need coverage, but how many stupid off the field stories are we going to chase this year? I get it, there are some yack out there at eat this up, but I’m so over the wrestling off field type soap opera crap.

  2. Steve Weatherford apologizes for cold tub video

    I was so sure this would involve shrinkage somehow.

  3. It originally appeared to be just locker room nonsense, but members of the media started crowing that it was bullying.

    You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. Grown men don’t bully other grown men. Not everyone in this world is a victim.

  4. Not everyone in this world is a victim.

    Come see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

  5. this is football people, most of you reporters are not tough enough to be at the practices, watch the games, write/read the stories because your bleeding hearts will think it is bullying, bashing etc., al the stuff that happened to you…stop boring us with your repressed childhood fears please

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