Happy Saturday, New York Giants fans! The weekend is upon us and it's poised to be a beautiful day, so enjoy these AM headlines before you head out on whatever journey awaits you. Just remember to check back throughout the day for more headlines and stories.
On Thursday, the Super Bowl-winner sent out a statement with his response to what he said were death threats, insults and harassment after his tweets. Ultimately, his message was the behavior itself wasn't appropriate, no matter what the sexuality of the drafted player was, and that it was his right to say how it made him feel, though it's worth noting that we haven't heard from Ward when draftees shared a kiss with their girlfriends or wives.
His full statement can be read in the link above.
"In my mind, he's a Green Bay Packer, hopefully," coach Mike McCarthy said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday. "He's going through a tough medical situation that we all recognize is a serious injury. My understanding is he's doing everything and beyond to get himself ready, and we'll continue to watch that."
A New Jersey federal judge on Friday cast doubt on the efforts of a sports memorabilia dealer accusing the New York Giants of covering up the distribution of fake collectibles to return the case to state court, questioning whether elements of the suit were dressed up patent infringement claims.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk reserved his decision and cautioned against drawing any assumptions based on Friday's arguments, but he grilled counsel for Eric Inselberg — who claims the team exposed him to mail fraud charges.
If Kid Cruz gets his nose to the finish line first today in the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, the snapshot will be etched forever in the minds of majority owners Steven Brandt and Rick Boylan of St. Pete Beach.
This will be the first Triple Crown race for Brandt and Boylan. Plans to run Kid Cruz in the Kentucky Derby were squashed when a sore shoulder led to the 3-year-old being withdrawn from the Wood Memorial on April 5 at Aqueduct. He has three wins from five starts and $161,375 in earnings. The colt is named after New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz.
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