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Giants Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Is Leaving the Team Under Bizarre Circumstances

The organization also suspended the veteran Wednesday

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Giants fans thought losing Odell Beckham Jr. for the season was rock bottom, but this team is still in free fall.

Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left the team Wednesday, according to head coach Ben McAdoo. Rodgers-Cromartie reportedly had discussions with McAdoo and the front office on Tuesday and Wednesday before leaving the team. The Giants have since suspended him.

In a text message conversation with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Rodgers-Cromartie said that he left the team because of a dispute with McAdoo over playing time. He added that he was suspended before he left, but that he’ll be back on Thursday.

Whether the Giants will allow Rodgers-Cromartie to return immediately is still a mystery.

New York entered the season with playoff aspirations, but the Giants are now 0-5, along with Cleveland and San Francisco, in a season that has quickly derailed, rolled off of a cliff, and is now hurtling toward the earth’s crust. McAdoo doesn’t seem to be aware he may have lost the locker room, and possibly soon his job, while Eli Manning doesn’t seem to be aware of anything.

The Giants lost four receivers to foot and ankle injuries in their loss to the Chargers, including a gruesome season-ending ankle fracture for Odell Beckham Jr. Now one of the defensive leaders of the team is feuding with the head coach. At this point, the best-case scenario for the Giants may be to keep losing until McAdoo is fired and the team gets a draft pick high enough that they can select Eli Manning’s successor.

That plan looks good this week. To the chagrin of the entire country, the Giants will head to Denver to take on the Broncos on Sunday Night Football with their season in turmoil. If New York is going to go down in flames, America will have to watch it happen.

This piece was updated after publication.