New York Giants: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's suspension reaches end

By The Sports Xchange  |  Oct. 17, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's indefinite suspension for violating team rules lasted all of five days, according to multiple outlets.

Rodgers-Cromartie was indefinitely suspended on Thursday following an incident with coach Ben McAdoo. The Pro Bowl selection subsequently sat out Sunday night's 23-10 win over the Denver Broncos, costing him $410,588.

He met with McAdoo on Tuesday morning and is expected to return to the team's facility in East Rutherford, N.J. the following day, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Rodgers-Cromartie confirmed to ESPN's Josina Anderson that he has been reinstated by the team.

The 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie initially was suspended on Wednesday after he left the facility before practice. His displeasure stemmed from learning the previous day that he would be inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos, according to multiple reports.

Rodgers-Cromartie threw his helmet in disgust when he was taken off the field late in a 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 8. Rodgers-Cromartie felt he was being a "good soldier" by taking the slot cornerback role, according to Rapoport, and the disagreement apparently dragged into last Tuesday's conversation with McAdoo.

Rodgers-Cromartie has one more season left on the five-year contract he signed before the 2014 season. He has 26 tackles and a half-sack this season.

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound Rodgers-Cromartie is in his 10th NFL season since being drafted No. 16 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2008. Before coming to the Giants, he also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Broncos.

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