New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie met with coach Ben McAdoo on Thursday and was informed that he has been suspended indefinitely.
Rodgers-Cromartie was initially suspended by the Giants after walking out of the team’s facility on Wednesday.
He reportedly left a recovery session last Friday, then threw his helmet in frustration after being pulled late in Sunday’s 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Rodgers-Cromartie was seen hobbling around the field, and then left the bench to head to the locker room – a violation of team rules – before returning to the field.
He started the game at outside cornerback with Eli Apple benched for the first three defensive series, but moved into his usual inside spot once Apple entered the game. Rodgers-Cromartie was stepped on later in the game, and left after one more play with an apparent Achilles issue. He finished the game playing 40 of the 78 defensive snaps.
Rodgers-Cromartie met with McAdoo on Tuesday to discuss his recent actions, and was told at the time that he would be made inactive for Sunday night’s game at the Denver Broncos. He showed up for a Wednesday morning meeting, then left the building.
That’s when McAdoo decided the benching would turn into a suspension
Rodgers-Cromartie stands to lose $410,588 for each game he is suspended, and has one more season left on the five-year, $35 million deal he signed in 2014.