The New York Giants suspended former Lakewood Ranch High standout Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Wednesday.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Twitter that DRC got into a heated argument with Giants head coach Ben McAdoo on Sunday after getting pulled from the game, a 27-22 loss to the San Diego Chargers that dropped winless New York to 0-5.
The argument, according to Rapoport’s report, wasn’t resolved Sunday and continued into Wednesday.
“DRC came in (Tuesday), we had a conversation that was personal upstairs and he came in (Wednesday) and decided to leave,” McAdoo said during a Wednesday press conference. “We will suspend him.”
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The length and reason for the suspension were not disclosed.
Rodgers-Cromartie has played in five games this season and has 26 tackles and half a sack.
The 31-year-old is in his 10th NFL season and fourth with the Giants, having also played for the Denver Broncos (2013), Philadelphia Eagles (2011-12) and Arizona Cardinals (2008-2010).
DRC played in Super Bowl XLIII for the Cardinals, who lost in the final seconds on a Ben Roethlisberger touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes, who caught the pass with three Arizona defenders – including DRC – in coverage, in 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
In his career, DRC has 30 interceptions, 144 passes defended, six touchdowns, 417 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks.