Jenkins waived by Giants after tweeting insult to fan

Tanya Simon
December 13, 2019

Jenkins also issued a brief statement on Friday morning, as he took to twitter with the following message: "Best news ever".

Jenkins not only said, but he did not delete the tweet and refused to apologize.

The Giants weren't satisfied with Jenkins' "apology".so the organization made the decision to fire the Pro Bowler on Friday. When a fan responded that Jenkins' stats hadn't helped NY break a nine-game losing streak, Jenkins called the fan a "retard".

On Thursday, the cornerback defended his actions, saying the use of "retard" in the tweet was "slang" that is "just part of my culture", according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

On Wednesday, Jenkins got into hot water for his response to a critical fan on Twitter.

"Like I said, it's just a slang that I use with my homeboys or back at home in the hood", he continued before he was cut off by a reporter who said, "that doesn't really make it right". "If it offends anybody, I'm sorry", Jenkins said. "I wasn't calling nobody no name", he said. My dad always told me: Speak freely and own up to what you say.

Jenkins certainly has the right to speak how he wants to speak, but freedom of speech generally doesn't excuse one from the consequences of what is said.

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Janoris Jenkins' playing days in the Big Apple are over.

Jenkins played his senior season at North Alabama after being dismissed following three seasons at Florida.

Jenkins entered the National Football League as the 39th player picked in the 2012 draft, going to the St. Louis Rams in the second round.

A former Pro Bowl cornerback, Jenkins signed a five-year, $62 million deal with NY in 2016.

The 31-year-old had started 13 games for the Giants this season and led the team with four interceptions and 14 pass break-ups.

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