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New York Jets’ Bart Scott Wants Giants CB Prince Amukamara to Bring Him Doughnuts

August 20th, 2012 at 4:51 PM
By Dan Benton

After a quiet offseason, the New York Giants have dominated the headlines over the last 48 hours. Not because they are Super Bowl champions looking to repeat, but because defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul dumped cornerback Prince Amukamara into an ice tub. Now, New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott has decided to poke fun at Prince and Big Blue, saying he should take advantage of the hazing as well.

'Bart Scott - New York Jets Pep Rally Florham Park New Jersey 2011 at the Atlantic Health Training Center' photo (c) 2011, Anthony Quintano - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

"At the end of the day, Prince is still a rookie. I might call some of those vets and have him bring me doughgnuts," Scott said on ESPN radio.

To his credit, Scott downplayed the incident, saying it takes place across the NFL and that the media should just butt out.

"That's football stuff. It happens all over," he added. "That's in-house stuff."

Giants players spent much of their day on Monday explaining what had happened, apologizing and admitting that the prank had gone too far. The clear message was that these sorts of things should never be made public and there was no harm intended. Everyone loves everyone else, the locker-room is not divided and the media merely made a mountain out of a molehill.

Perhaps that's the case, but either way, it's clear the team now understands the very dark side of social media. Once something goes viral, it's impossible to get a handle on it.

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44 Responses to “New York Jets’ Bart Scott Wants Giants CB Prince Amukamara to Bring Him Doughnuts”

  1.  Krow says:

    Thanks again to Steve Weatherford for making all this possible.

  2.  BillyS says:

    This whole incident did nothing but embarrass Prince. JPP had his hand in this, but Weatherford putting it online really brought it to everyone’s attention. Thanks a lot, punter.

  3.  Levito says:

    Glad Scott has time to talk trash after the showing his team put up against the Giants this weekend. Maybe he should be more worried about how his team’s offense pretty much put up donuts against the Giants. Or maybe he should worry about how is teams secondary couldn’t handle Cruz even when Cruz was the ONLY passing threat they had to worry about all game.

  4.  Krow says:

    And you know there was no malicious intent behind it. Weatherford is the team clown. Kickers are always a little “different” anyway. But it brings up a simple truth … social media is not a good thing for football players. This is the polite way of saying that they’re too stupid to be owning computers.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    Some of these guys who cannot practice are seriously threatening their chances to make the roster. Coe, Scott and Brown must know they HAVE to get back out there.

    And Will Beatty and Marvin Austin are starting to piss me off. Imagine how TC feels.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      Honestly with how our backup CBs have played and TT’s situation Coe is almost assured a spot if he’s ready for week one.

      Scott and Brown are battling each other and I think it will be decided in the next 2 preseason games, not practice.

      With Austin they don’t know exactly what’s wrong so I think they are waiting on more info.

      Beatty is frustrating but I think he might practice like Bradshaw last year even if “healthy.” So it’s more the end of the week that’s of concern than today. I think he needs to play in at least one of these two preseason games and look effective.

    •  kujo says:

      Bet he’d like to dunk them in ice water.

  6.  GOAT56 says:

    What’s ironic is that I think this stupidness will bring the team closer together. Even if Prince was a little upset I’m sure he and everyone feel like this was way overblown. As SB defending champs this is the only time the team is talked about. The team just dominated the media Jets but all everyone wants to say is the Jets suck on offense. Now JPP is a punk and a horrible dude. While Prince is soft for 45 seconds of video that most have no background on. I think it helps both players.

    More importantly Nicks, Herzlich and Williams are practicing. With Williams and Rivers around Boley better get healthy or risk losing his spot if he misses regular season time. Both of the players are talented enough to take a starting WILB position and run with it. I know how good Boley was last year but the NFL is played in the now and injuries are how new stars are born.

  7.  Jason McEwan says:

    Let’s stop tip toeing over what the real fuss is about, and it is JPP’s overuse of a certain word. JPP was perceived as a quiet kid, very talented, eager to learn, articulate (somewhat); this incident put a whole new spin on his persona. I personally (I must note that I am black) really don’t mind the use of the word between the two as it shows a certain level of friendship as it wasn’t meant to demean him. The shame is on Weatherford acting like a teenage girl at a Justin Beiber concert, posting the vid online for the masses to see.

    Anyhow, this will blow over soon, if Dez can pimp slap his mom and everybody forgets, then this will be forgotten soon enough as well.

  8.  BillyS says:

    JPP was never even somewhat articular haha. But I could care less about that because he’s a great player and (for the most part) a good teammate. I do find it funny how this is getting more attention than Dez Bryant hitting his mom in the face. All JPP did was dump Prince in ice water. Yeah, that’s cold as hell and not fun, but that’s more rough housing in my book. You never, ever hit a woman — especially your own mother. THAT shows real problems. I guarantee JPP would never in a million years think of throwing his mom in a tub of cold water because he knows she’d smack the crap out of him.

  9.  skechy says:

    When i was at camp a couple weeks ago Prince and Hixon got into it. After jawing Hixon hit Prince in the face mask with his palm to which prince fired right back with two hands to Hixon’s face mask they then went on to just aggressively talk to each other face mask to face mask before being separated. While the whole thing was going on the defensive players were yelling don’t back down and don’t take that and when Prince walked back to group after his reps he received a good amount of taps on the head and high fives for not backing down from Hixon. At the time i didn’t think much of it but after hearing the same thing in the video it is interesting to think maybe in some way JPP and the rest of them are trying to get Prince to be a little more aggressive and to stand up for himself on the field. Although i would say that’s prob just over thinking it a little since Prince just promptly walked back in to the facility and didn’t really say anything. JPP is a bit larger then Hixon though lol.

  10.  fanfor55years says:

    Have to admit, I never looked at the video. Not interested.

    What I HAVE looked at is the America’s Game video that will be shown September 4. It’s pretty good, but not incredible. Of course, they have to take the season down to 73 minutes so they can’t really show the true course of the season. But they didn’t really do a great job of showing how much the team had their backs to the wall and not many outside the Giants’ family believing in them. The highlight for me was seeing how Victor Cruz showed how excited he was by each win and how he didn’t know what to do with himself after that ball dropped in the end zone to win the Super Bowl, and seeing a veteran like Rocky Bernard who had never “climbed the mountain” just fall into someone’s arms and cry. Anyone who thinks these guys only play for money is dead wrong.

    •  skechy says:

      Yeah i got the Super Bowl blueray which i’m pretty sure is exactly what you are describing i just don’t remember the name of the blueray they released. Wasn’t to crazy about it. In 07 when we won they came out with a 5 disc set with each playoff game plus the last game of the season. I guess this one shows more of the season but i liked to watch the playoff games on flights. Best was in may 07 when i sat on the plane next to a guy in all patriots gear and i said “your going to hate this flight” and watched the super bowl the entire time.

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