Tag:New York Giants
Posted on: July 2, 2010 1:31 pm

No additional charges for Chad Jones

The police investigation into the car accident last week that put Giants rookie safety Chad Jones’ football career in jeopardy has ended with no additional charges filed against Jones, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate .

The New Orleans police cited Jones for careless operation of a motor vehicle. Officers could not give a Breathalyzer test at the scene of the accident – Jones had to be cut out of the car – and by the time police made it to the hospital to administer a blood-alcohol test, he already was in surgery.

Police say alcohol was not considered a factor in the crash. Jones is now rehabilitating at a New York hospital.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 29, 2010 1:43 pm

Chad Jones could turn to baseball

Giants third-round pick Chad Jones has been receiving bright news – or as bright as news as possible, given the circumstances – from doctors about his potential recovery from the severe leg injury he suffered in a car accident last week. According to Greg Logan of Newsday, Jones’s agent, Rocky Arcenaux, told the Gannett Louisiana News Service that his client is encouraged about possibly playing in 2011.

Jones, however, may have to play a different sport. If football proves too taxing, the LSU star could pursue a baseball career. Jones, an outfielder and relief pitcher in college, was drafted in the 50th round by the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jones’s father said doctors avoided having to amputate his son’s left foot because they restored blood flow to the foot and ankle area. Jones underwent surgery for a broken left tibia and fibula. According to the Giants, Jones is being transferred to a New York hospital today.

--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: June 28, 2010 7:26 pm

Chris Davis is a Giant no more

Former Titans wide receiver Chris Davis won’t be replacing injured Dominik Hixon in New York after all. The Giants reported that Davis failed his physical. Davis was signed by the Bengals in March but got waived last Tuesday.

P.S. you may want to click the link to this story from Giants.com. It won’t tell you anything you haven’t read here already, but the author, Michael Eisen, has his portrait in the by-line and looks a lot like Vikings coach Brad Childress.

--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: June 28, 2010 4:14 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2010 4:15 pm

Chad Jones feeling positive

Giants rookie safety Chad Jones – who was involved in a bad car crash this past weekend – is making progress and feeling positive. According to LSU associate athletic director/SID Michael Bonnette , Jones’ father, Al Jones, said Chad Jones is in good spirits.

"His leg and foot are looking better,” Al Jones said. “This is going to be a long process but everything is positive right now. We are just beginning the healing process."

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 27, 2010 3:41 pm

An update on Chad Jones

Nice get here for the NY Post , which travels a reporter to New Orleans – site of the Chad Jones car accident in which he escaped death and the possible amputation of his foot – and talks to Al Jones, the father of the Giants rookie safety.

Chad Jones apparently is in good spirits and hopes he can return to professional athletics. Never mind walking and running again. No, he wants to play football again.

"Football is always going to be on Chad's mind," Al Jones told the paper. "When he's 90 years old with great-grandchildren, he's going to be thinking about playing football again. It has to be that way.

"That's his first love, that's his love. Quite naturally, he's thinking about a whole lot of other things, too, but he's glad to be able to think about those things."

"As I've always said, the things that got Chad to this point – his attitude, his discipline, his desire, the things that you can put together in one person's heart and his mind – are all the same tools and abilities that will get him out of it.”

USA Today also has another piece of the story.

From Glenn Guilbeau’s article:

Part of the reason the surgery lasted from about 10 a.m. to nearly 6 p.m. Friday was because doctors had trouble returning blood flow to Jones' left ankle and foot, (agent Rocky) Arceneaux said. Jones' left tibia (shin) and lift fibula (calf) were shattered and he suffered a large gash in his left thigh along with artery and nerve damage when he lost control of his 2010 Range Rover sports utility vehicle and hit a concrete-centered streetcar pole. It took 23 minutes for the New Orleans Fire Department to cut Jones loose of the wreckage.

Arceneaux also said he talked to New Orleans police, and he said he thought alcohol was not involved with the incident.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 27, 2010 12:02 pm

Dogs have run of the New Meadowlands

An interesting story from the New York Times today, discussing the only full-time residents of New Meadowlands Stadium. Their names are Rufus and Anja, and they’re bomb-sniffing dogs. According to Michael S. Schmidt in his story , they’re believed to be the only bomb-sniffing dogs in this country living in an arena or stadium full time. 

From Schmidt’s story:

Stadium officials acquired them for $10,000 each after determining that they were more cost effective than buying an X-ray machine or renting dogs to inspect every delivery. Hiring a dog and a handler to work 40 hours a week year-round, the officials said, would have run $150,000 a year compared with the $75,000 it costs for the stadium to have two dogs of its own.

“I have never heard of anyone doing this,” said Vincent Henry, a security expert who has advised companies and police departments on antiterrorism tactics and serves as the director of the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University. “They are creating an additional layer of security and sending the message that security is not just something practiced on game day.”

Since Rufus and Anja arrived, they have spent their days sniffing deliveries, from the turf that covers the field to the machines that boil the hot dogs. They have leapt up four feet onto trucks so they can properly inspect them.

On game days, fans likely won’t see Rufus and Anja. They’re more likely to be inspecting incoming deliveries, while bomb-sniffers imported from New Jersey will work the crowd.

And while we’re talking about stadiums where the Jets and Giants play, the New York Times has a feature about the old stadium that’s almost completely gone.

Staffer John Branch talks to Giants team president John Mara, who reminisces about the last time he stepped foot in the Meadowlands before crews began to tear down the stadium. That occurred last April, and Mara spent most of his time there in the office of his late father, Wellington Mara, who died in 2005.

“I stood there for a while,” Mara said of his last visit. “It was tough. It was tough. We got all of his pictures out, but it was tough. Because that was his office. It wasn’t really mine. I was just borrowing it for a while. I had a lot of conversations with him in there – about the team, personal conversations – and I remember his last day in there before he went to the hospital. That was an emotional day.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 25, 2010 7:21 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2010 9:12 pm

A Chad Jones update

According to the Newark Star-Ledger’s Mike Garafolo , who spoke with Giants rookie Chad Jones’ agent this evening, Jones - who was involved in a massive car crash - is out of surgery after seven hours and the initial outlook is positive.

From Garafolo’s blog post:

"Up to this point, yeah, I think everything went smoothly," (agent Rocky) Arceneaux said. "Obviously, they won’t know (the long-term prognosis) for a while, but everything I’m hearing is good."

Asked if blood flow has been restored to Jones' foot, Arceneaux replied, "I’m sure it is. I don’t think they would have come out of there if it wasn’t."

Arceneaux said he will release a statement shortly in which he will explain the reason for the accident.

In case you need a refresher course for what happened, click here for Andy’s post earlier today.

UPDATE (9:10 p.m.):
A little more info can be found at Fanhouse .

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 25, 2010 11:32 am
Edited on: June 25, 2010 12:20 pm

Giants Rookie Chad Jones In Serious Car Addient

Pro Football Talk is reporting that Giants third-round rookie safety Chad Jones has been injured in a car accident in New Orleans. Jones was hurt but alert when taken to the hospital. A photo sent to PFT shows incredible damage to the car.

Jones was a football and baseball star at LSU. He signed a contract with the Giants two weeks ago.

UPDATE: Jones is in surgery and listed in critical condition. According to WWLTV he suffered a fractured leg with arteries and nerves exposed.

--Andy Benoit

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