Maggie And Moose React To Janoris Jenkins' 'Empty' Apology For Offensive Tweet

By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

Janoris Jenkins is in hot water over a tweet he really should not have sent.

The Giants cornerback didn’t practice on Wednesday due to an injury, but he still had time to go on Twitter. While his teammates were on the practice field, Jenkins used a derogatory term in a response to a fan on the website.

Jenkins apologized Thursday morning, but admitted that he was only apologizing because of the reaction to what he did, saying he “really didn’t see nothing so bad with it."

Later Thursday, Maggie Gray and Marc Malusis (filling in for Bart Scott) discussed Jenkins’ apology on their afternoon show on WFAN. Gray was disappointed in Jenkins’ judgement, calling his words an "empty apology.”

“You think that you can use the same kind of language that you would use hanging out with your buddies, or whatever, to try to clap back at somebody on social media, where everyone can see it,” said Gray. “Then you don’t understand why people get upset, and you issue an empty apology. That’s the problem I have with Jenkins.”

This isn’t the first time that Jenkins has used derogatory language on social media. Last season, he also referred to a fan as a “retard” in a post on Instagram.

The incident casts a pall over the end of the Giants’ season, and the end of Jenkins’ season. He had been having a decent campaign statistically despite the team’s struggles. His status for the last few games could now be up in the air, as could his status with the franchise for the future.

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Gray added that Jenkins’ Twitter post, and subsequent lackluster apology, show that the team really hasn’t cleared its roster of players with questionable judgement who may be prone to causing distractions.

“This is a Giants team that will tell you they’ve gone above and beyond to get rid of bad apples, distractions, people that they deemed were not good for the locker room or for the culture of the Giants moving forward. And that was Snacks Harrison. That was Eli Apple … It was definitely Odell Beckham. Yet, here you have Janoris Jenkins, who is not contrite in any kind of apology, doesn’t think he has done anything wrong, even though people are very offended by this.”

Malusis thought it said a lot about Pat Shurmur’s regime that Jenkins was even on his phone during practice in the first place.

“He’s at practice, and he’s sending out tweets. He’s on social media. What are we doing here if you’re Pat Shurmur? … I wouldn’t have Janoris Jenkins suit up and play for the Giants the rest of the year.”

Click on the audio player above to listen to the full segment from Maggie Gray and Marc Malusis.