Janoris Jenkins calls fan ‘retard’ in tweet sent during Giants practice
Janoris Jenkins made headlines on Wednesday for insulting a fan via Twitter, and he did so during a New York Giants practice he missed.
Jenkins did not practice due to an ankle injury. He was checking his Twitter account though, because he responded to a fan talking about his stats by calling the person a “retard”, while saying he can only do so much to help contribute towards the Giants’ success.
I only can do my job.. retard https://t.co/hYDVcbk9sd
— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 11, 2019
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was asked after practice about Jenkins’ actions and said the cornerback should not be tweeting during practice.
Pat Shurmur on injured CB Janoris Jenkins Twitter … um … dialogue with fans earlier today: “He shouldn’t be Tweeting during practice.”
Jenkins wasn’t on the practice field, but Shurmur said he is in the building today. pic.twitter.com/t70Ib7tecf
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) December 11, 2019
Jenkins was kicked off the team at Florida during his college days and has made headlines through his tweets in the past. The Giants had to know this was part of the deal with him when they signed him.
Jenkins has 54 tackles and four interceptions in 13 games this season.