And now the latest from Brandon Jacobs … an apology.
It has been a rough run for Jacobs, who lost his job to Ahmad Bradshaw, cursed out reporters, threw his helmet in the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium, was summoned for separate meetings with Tom Coughlin and general manager Jerry Reese, had to deny he asked for a trade and finally was fined $10,000 for said helmet toss.
Jacobs stood in front of his locker Wednesday, where reporters asked about his current mindset, and his answer launched into an apology:
“No question about it. I’m absolutely in the right frame of mind. First off, I want to start by saying to you guys. The last month hasn’t been so pleasant dealing with me. I’ve been in a state of mind where I hated all you guys. I apologize to each and every one of you for acting the way I’ve been acting the last month or so.
“Secondly, I want to apologize to my teammates for putting them in a position to answer these questions about me when they should be focusing on winning games. Our organization, for the same thing. For answering questions about me when they have other things to focus on.
“And the Indianapolis Colts’ organization as well, their fans and our fans for the incident. I didn’t mean for that to happen. I was angry. I shouldn’t have thrown the helmet to begin with, no matter where it went. A special apology to the fellow that caught it. I apologize to him and his family as well and anyone else who was in the area who could have been harmed. Those are my apologies, and I mean them 100 percent. Now let’s get to Tennessee.”
Regardless of what happened before today, some credit goes to Jacobs for standing up and admitting (and it didn’t sound contrived) where he was wrong.
– Frank Tadych