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Giants’ John Jerry Won’t Face Suspension; Will Need Mental Evaluation to Play in 2014

March 25th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
By Doug Rush

The New York Giants did their homework when they looked into signing former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman John Jerry last week; signing him to a one-year, $770,000 deal.

Jerry was mentioned in the Ted Wells report which discussed what happened in Miami regarding the bullying incidents with Jonathan Martin and Riche Incognito and there was one report out during Jerry's signing that mentioned he could face a suspension from the league if they felt that he violated the Code of Conduct Policy.

However, as Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reported, while Jerry could face some kind of punishment from the NFL, he will not face a suspension NFL commissioner Roger Gooodell.

"And according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Jerry will not be suspended for his role in Miami's bullying scandal last season. According to the Ted Wells report, Jerry, who signed with the Giants last week, was one of three offensive linemen who 'engaged in a pattern of harassment' directed towards since-departed lineman Jonathan Martin, who is now with the 49ers."

While that is great news for the Giants and Jerry, he will still need to be medically evaluated sometime before the season starts; as will Martin, Incognito and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and their ability to play in the 2014 season will be determined by physicians if Jerry will have to miss any time in the season if he has to undergo any required mandated psychological programs from the bullying incidents.

For the time being, Jerry is considered to be a reserve offensive lineman, although given Will Beatty recovering from a broken leg and Chris Snee missing most of the 2013 season due to hip surgery, Jerry could see himself being inserted into a starting role for the Giants if needed, that is if he is deemed that he's medically cleared from the evaluations done.

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5 Responses to “Giants’ John Jerry Won’t Face Suspension; Will Need Mental Evaluation to Play in 2014”

  1.  Krow says:

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall for that Rorschach test.

  2.  Greg says:

    Other than Thurmond, I believe that this was one of JR’s best signings. Low risk, huge potentional! He won’t be suspended, but could miss sometime according to multiple sources… all depends on what the doctor says.

  3.  jerseyrich says:

    Incognito and Jerry may need a good punch in the mouth….the only person who needs a psych, if anyone, is Martin. Sorry guys….way too old for this PC garbage…..it infuriates me beyond comprehension. When I was a kid in the 70′s, if I complained to my dad that I was getting bullied my dad would have promptly kicked my azz for being a coward. Say what you want, but me and my 3 brothers are pretty happy that we had a Vietnam vet for a dad. Too many of today’s softees missed out on that…and that is probably why our country is going down the tubes.

    •  Kevros says:

      There’s more than one way to successfully overcome a challenge and the fundamental problem with the country is the inability to accept ideas and solutions other than one’s own. Pretty much the antithesis of what you just said…

      •  jerseyrich says:

        Yeah….and this guy needing a mental evaluation to play football is effing moronic….get it? Also, if you think our country’s main problem is its inability to KEEP accepting more and more nonsense than you my friend are out to lunch.

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