EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants' latest crisis really began last week, when cornerback Janoris Jenkins didn't show up for the first practice after the bye week and didn't bother to call and explain why. That led to a one-game suspension.
And now that the suspension is over, he still has no interest in explaining why he didn't show up.
"I just didn't show up," Jenkins said in his first comments since his "indefinite" suspension was lifted. "Me and coach talked about it and we're moving forward. … I'm here today. I'm not worrying about what's gone on in previous days. I'm just here to work."
That was hardly a show of remorse from Jenkins, who's suspension contributed to the feeling that Ben McAdoo was losing control of his locker room. He also declined to say if he regretted his inexplicable decision not to even call his bosses to say he'd be late - as cornerback Eli Apple and running back Paul Perkins did.
Hey man, it happened already. Moving forward from that," Jenkins said. "I ain't going to say I got regrets, I ain't going to say I don't have regrets. Whatever we talked about it and discussed, that's over. It happened. We got it out of the way. New week."
Jenkins, of course, was the second Giants cornerback to be suspended for a violation of team rules this season, joining Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who was forced to sit out the Giants' lone win of the season in Denver. When DRC returned, he took full responsibility for his actions - storming off the field, arguing with his head coach, and eventually packing up his locker and leaving the team facility. He even tossed in some self-deprecating humor, explaining his over-the-top antics by saying, "I'm dramatic, man. I'm crazy,"
There was none of that from Jenkins, though. He wouldn't even say if he agreed with McAdoo's decision to suspend him.
"I mean whatever he gave me, he gave me," he said. "I took it and accepted it and I'm back at work and I'm happy to be here."