Landon Collins says he met with Eli Apple, apologized for ‘cancer’ remark
Landon Collins made some very strong remarks on Tuesday about New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple being a bad teammate, and the Pro Bowl safety says he has since apologized for them.
In a radio interview on Tuesday, Collins referred to Apple as a “cancer” to the Giants. On Wednesday, Collins tweeted that he had met with both Apple and Giants head coach Steve Spagnuolo to apologize.
I met with Coach Spags and Eli this morning and I apologized for the things I said yesterday. I never stop supporting my brother/teammate Eli and the rest of my teammates as we move forward. Just want him to know I'm always here for him @EliApple13
— LANDON COLLINS (@TheHumble_21) December 27, 2017
There has been a lot of back and forth between Collins and Apple recently in what has been a disappointing season for the former Ohio State star. Collins said last week on the radio that Apple needs to “grow up.” Those remarks came on the heels of one report that Apple threatened to walk out on the team after his play was criticized and another that the 2016 first-round pick is “disliked” within the organization.
Apple has gone through lots of personal difficulties this year. His mom underwent brain surgery during the season. Apple has also been without his stepfather, who has been an important part of his life.
Collins has been the most outspoken about Apple’s situation with the team, but it seems clear that he is speaking on behalf of a lot of other people. It’s fair to wonder if Apple will be back with the Giants in 2018.