Happy Thursday, New York Giants fans! As organized team activities (OTAs) enter their second day, there will be media access and, obviously, a great bit of detail and news. So as we gear up for a busy day, why not kick back with your morning coffee over the following non-OTA headlines?
On Monday, we brought you videos of Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara getting down at a Bar Mitzvah. What we didn't share was why he was there.
It turns out former Giant Tiki Barber is responsible…and there were other Giants in attendance.
TMZ spoke to Amukamara, who said he was joined by fullback Henry Hynoski, cornerback Walter Thurman, as well as ex-Giants including running backs Ahmad Bradshaw, Ottis Anderson and wideout Stephen Baker. The site noted Barber runs a site called Thuzio, where anyone can hire current and former athletes to make appearances for a price (Amukamara is listed at $6,250, for example, but lunch or dinner with him will cost just $3,750).
Steve Weatherford is gearing up — but not for a football game.
The New York Giants punter Tweeted a photo of himself getting fitted for the tuxedo that he will sport when he accompanies a Bayonne High School student to the school's prom on June 6.
Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) May 27, 2014
With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children.
Readying for a White House event Thursday focusing on youth sports and brain safety, officials announced a fresh commitment of $65 million in private funds to boost clinical and scientific work.
In addition to $30 million from the NCAA and a new pledge of $25 million from the NFL for separate endeavors, a $10-million gift to UCLA from Hollywood executive and New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch will help get a national tracking system for concussions off the ground.
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