Giants waive injured Janoris Jenkins after his Twitter rant
(AP) - The New York Giants waived injured cornerback Janoris Jenkins, days after he engaged in a Twitter conversation in which he used offensive language.
Jenkins had said he injured his ankle in Monday night's loss at Philadelphia that dropped the Giants to 2-11 with nine straight losses.
But coach Pat Shurmur made it clear that Jenkins' actions on social media played a major role in the decision to release him.
Jenkins defended his use of the word “retard
” in an exchange with a fan, saying it was acceptable language where he grew up.