Giants rookie QB Kyle Lauletta apologizes for arrest
New York Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta may have cost himself a chance at a Week 10 starting job when he was arrested last week, and the rookie apologized for the incident on Tuesday.
Lauletta didn’t go into detail about what led to him being taken into custody at a traffic stop, but he told reporters the incident is a “terrible representation” of the person he is.
“The incident that happened last week is a terrible representation of who I am and what I stand for. Right is right and wrong is wrong. My parents raised me better than that,” Lauletta said, as transcribed by TMZ. “It’s tough, and I have to take it as a lesson and move forward from it. I have to deal with the consequences, and that’s that.”
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that Lauletta will not be suspended by the team but has been disciplined internally. Shurmur also announced that Eli Manning will start in Week 10, and Lauletta praised Manning for being a great teammate and supporting him after the arrest.
Kyle Lauletta: Eli Manning is one of the best teammates I’ve ever had. He was there for me and he was supportive…he reached out later that day and it meant the world to me.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 6, 2018
Police say Lauletta nearly struck an officer with his car when he refused instructions and made an illegal turn in heavy traffic. The police report from the incident made it seem as though that was not the first time the rookie got himself into a situation like that.
Lauletta was taken by the Giants in the fourth round of the draft earlier this year. With how poorly their season is going, they may end up drafting another QB next year.