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New York Giants Offered Contract to Former South Carolina DB Victor Hampton, but He Chose Bengals

June 15th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants were scheduled to visit with former South Carolina cornerback Victor Hampton earlier this week, but before he boarded a plane to East Rutherford, New Jersey, the talented defensive back chose, instead, to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals.

However, despite not making it to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for his workout, WLTX 19 reports that Big Blue did, in fact, make Hampton a contract offer. But when push came to shove, Hampton felt the better fit for him was in Cincinnati.

"I believed in all the hard work that I put in over the last four to five years. I stayed positive and I grinded everyday," Hampton said of overcoming the issues that led to him going undrafted.

Hampton had been questioned by New York City police in relation to a nightclub "incident" back in April and was also recently involved in a physical altercation with his sister. Those are just two of the more recent string of events that led to many NFL teams questioning Hampton's character.

In addition to Hampton, current Giant defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles was also questioned by police in relation to that April nightclub incident.

"I've had to learn from the mistakes I've made," Hampton said.

He'll get a fresh start in Cincinnati where the competition at the position will be a little lighter than it would have been in New York.


Tags: Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, Kelcy Quarles, New Jersey, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Victor Hampton

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