Latest Update (Oct. 11)
The NFL is looking into the situation involving Giants OT Ereck Flowers pushing a reporter after Sunday night's game, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
It is unclear if Flowers' shove of ESPN's Jordan Raanan is punishable under the league's personal conduct policy. The policy states that players can be subject to discipline for "violent or threatening behavior toward another employee or third party in any workplace setting."
Previous Reports and Reaction (Oct. 10)
Left tackle Ereck Flowers shoved ESPN's Jordan Raanan while speaking with reporters following last night's game.
NJ.com's Dan Duggan witnessed the exchange and described it:
Asked on twitter about the incident after the game, Raanan said "All good. Minor thing. No need for anyone to be concerned."
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said Monday that Flowers had called Raanan to apologize and that the issue was addressed with Flowers, GM Jerry Reese, and the Giants' public relations department.
McAdoo added that discipline for Flowers would be handled in-house.
During the game, Raanan sent the following tweets about Flowers:
- Ereck Flowers another costly penalty. It's a result of bear-hugging pass rushers consistently. Not a sustainable tactic. #Giants
- That's the second sack allowed by Ereck Flowers. Also a penalty. Not good. #Giants
- That would've been the third sack allowed by LT Ereck Flowers. It was negated by penalty but the struggles continue.
This is behavior that would not have taken place if Tom Coughlin was the head coach. These Giants are starting to show cracks under Ben McAdoo that are uncharacteristic to the Big Blue culture.
McAdoo is the second-youngest head coach in the NFL behind Miami's Adam Gase, and perhaps the respect has yet to be earned. Their undisciplined ways are carrying over off the field, and it could make an ugly season get uglier if not addressed.