Somehow things are getting worse: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie got suspended by the team Wednesday for what amounts to going AWOL.
Giants safety Landon Collins told reporters, though, that Rodgers-Cromartie and McAdoo had some sort of incident on the sidelines during last week's loss to the Chargers and that he isn't buying the explanation that DRC left the team of his own volition. That is, until today, when the team chose to suspended cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Rodgers-Cromartie told Anderson he'll come back to the team "tomorrow".
Rodgers-Cromartie has one more season left on the five-year contract he signed before the 2014 season.
According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Rodgers-Cromartie had a conversation with McAdoo on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, when he ultimately made a decision to leave practice shortly after he got there. "We will suspend him", McAdoo said Wednesday.
They are 0-5 after making the playoffs a year ago, and the suspension gives the impression that McAdoo is losing his team in just his second year as head coach. If the Giants cut him, he would carry $2 million in dead cap space for 2018, a savings of $6.5 million.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the suspension stemmed from a "heated" argument between Rodgers-Cromartie and McAdoo that began when the cornerback was pulled from Sunday's 27-22 loss against the Los Angeles Chargers. After the Giants demoted Eli Apple for Rodgers-Cromartie last Sunday, Apple wasn't happy and said he was a scapegoat.