The Giants suspended CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for leaving the team on Wednesday, head coach Ben McAdoo said, before refusing to reveal the length of the suspension.
The cornerback decided to leave after having conversations with McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese over the last two days, according to McAdoo.
The timeline went as follows, a source told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano:
Rodgers-Cromartie apparently left the field at some point during the second half Sunday against the Chargers, then returned, angering McAdoo.
On Tuesday, Rodgers-Cromartie reported to the Giants' facility and went to meetings, before McAdoo told him he was going to be inactive for this Sunday's game in Denver as punishment for what happened during the game against the Chargers.
Rodgers-Cromartie reported to practice on Wednesday, left abruptly before meetings, and was then informed of his suspension. While he is expected to return on Thursday, It's unclear if/when the suspension will be lifted.
He wanted to play outside instead of in the slot on Sunday, according to Art Stapleton of The Record, and started outside before being moved inside.
After being pulled from Sunday's game, Rodgers-Cromartie exchanged words with McAdoo on the sidelines, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, who says the issue was never resolved and continued today.
Rodgers-Cromartie told Josina Anderson of ESPN after being suspended that he handled the situation wrong with McAdoo on Sunday and that he would return to the team on Thursday. However, he added that he was suspended before he left and that what McAdoo said to him on Wednesday was "BS."
Giants S Landon Collins, who didn't feel Rodgers-Cromartie had technically left the team, said he was surprised about the sitaution, adding that he believes it was a result of the "altercation" on the sidelines between Rodgers-Cromartie and McAdoo on Sunday, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
The 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie has been with the Giants since 2014. He is set to earn $6.48 million in 2018, after which he is eligible for free agency.