Janoris Jenkins' empty apology was apparently the last straw.
The Giants on Friday waived the Pro Bowl cornerback. The move came two days after Jenkins called a fan a "retard" on Twitter.
Jenkins apologized Thursday morning, but admitted that he was only doing so because of the backlash, saying he “really didn’t see nothing so bad with it."
It appeared the Twitter exchange that led to Jenkins' departure from the Giants happened Wednesday while his teammates were practicing and he was sidelined with an ankle injury. Jenkins, however, said he typed the messages earlier in the day but that they did not post until later.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday: "Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor."
In 13 games this season, Jenkins, who began his career with the St. Louis Rams, intercepted four passes and registered 54 tackles. He was selected to his only Pro Bowl in 2016.
The derogatory tweet wasn't the first time Jenkins found himself in trouble with the Giants' brass. In 2017, he was suspended for one game after missing a practice and not communicating with the team about his absence until the following day.
Earlier this month, Jenkins publicly complained that the Giants didn't move him around on the defense to cover opponents' No. 1 wide receivers.