Jacobs apologizes after NFL fines him 10 grand

The NFL has fined New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs $10,000 for throwing his helmet into the stands during Sunday night’s blowout loss at Indianapolis.

That will teach him about mishandling his equipment in the future.

Jacobs, who was rumored to be requesting a trade earlier in the week, released a statement through the team this afternoon.

“I want to apologize one more time for accidentally tossing my helmet in the stands,” Jacobs said. “It was something that happened because I was frustrated with the game, and I had no business tossing my helmet in the first place, and I am thankful that nobody was hurt.

“I talked to (general manager) Jerry (Reese) and coach (Tom) Coughlin (Monday). Both of them asked to speak with me, I didn’t request a meeting with them. I have not demanded a trade and have no plans to demand a trade. The only demand I am making right now is of myself, to be the best player I can be and to help this team win.”

Jacobs has been clearly upset by his role in the offense as the No. 2 behind Ahmad Bradshaw. It’s hard to imagine his demeanor changing unless something else changes, but you never know. Maybe Reese and Coughlin will put him on a straight path.

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