New York veteran WR Golden Tate apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ behavior

East Rutherford, NJ – New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate apologized to the team last week and took full responsibility for the self-described “unacceptable” behavior he received for last week’s game against the Washington football team.

Tate is speaking for the first time after shouting “Throw me the ball!” Losing a camera and liking a tweet after a late touchdown in Monday night’s loss in Tampa Bay, he said it was a contradiction on Friday to bite him, as he answered questions about 11 days and a rocky . He said he did not intend to try to trade himself before the deadline of last week as his role with the team steadily shrunk.

“If you know me, if you know my game, I play with a lot of emotion. There’s a lot of passion,” Tate said. “I just got caught in the moment. I was wrong to draw attention to myself. I take full responsibility for it. I handled it the wrong way and, again, brought negative attention to our organization. It was something that Won’t happen. Then event. “

Coach Joe Judge worked with the scout team as a result of his actions last week. He did not travel to Washington with the team.

The two considered a productive meeting at Tate last week, where they had come up with solutions for the betterment of the team. It is clearly included.

“I was definitely disappointed, but your actions have consequences,” Tate said. “My actions were unacceptable and I apologized for the team, the GM, the coach, the offense and I am excited to move forward.

“But I had fun on the scout team. It was fun. I enjoyed it. I got a chance to make some plays and get ready to defend. I enjoyed it.”

Tate, 32, signed a four-year, $ 37 million deal last year as the Giants’ headline free-agent takeover of the Offers as he tried to fill the void created by the Cleveland Browns trade of Odell Beckham Jr. .

Tate has only 22 catches on 29 catches for a goal of 226 yards. He had been playing aggressive snaps just over 50% above the injury mark on his back for the past few weeks.

The Giants were open to trading Tate at the deadline, but he is now going nowhere and has two years left on his contract.

“I can plan to best honor my contract,” Tate said. “Like I said before, I want to be here. I love this organization, what it represents and the direction we’re going and hopefully I’m a part of it.”

The judge said earlier in the week that Tate intended to return to the field on Sunday against Philadelphia. Before he had an injury report popped up on Thursday with a knee injury.

Tate rehearsed on Friday and the judge said before practice that he was “optimistic” about his prospects for this week. The former Pro Bowl receiver was moving well.

It has been a very eventful season for Tate. He missed out on an injured opener during training camp, with Jalan Ramsi (his niece’s father) battling in midfield after a game in Week 4 and expressing his displeasure with this role in front of a national audience, Was against the Bucs before. .

The situation was further aggravated by his wife posting an Instagram story, where he explained his lack of opportunities. The post was later removed.

“I didn’t know at the time that it had happened that he had said anything,” Tate said. “But in defense of my wife, she is, and always will be, my biggest fan. I disagree with taking her in public, but that’s one thing: I’ll always back her up and I know it was on her mind , Was protecting. Me and she were calling him because he had seen her at that time without speaking to me and understood what had happened before.

“It’s unfortunate that we collectively, gave this kind of attention to our organization when we were trying to win a ball game. For that, I had to draw that negative attention, for one, this whole organization. Felt the need to apologize. ” Also my body language on the field. From here we never have to worry about this. “


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