Rashad Jennings Apologizes After Outing Eli Manning for Telling Him Not to Score

September 16, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After claiming he was told not to score late in the New York Giants' heartbreaking 27-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, running back Rashad Jennings apologized for putting quarterback Eli Manning in the middle of a media firestorm.  
According to ESPN.com's Dan Graziano, the 30-year-old back said he was told not to score a touchdown on first or second down in order to run out the clock. Manning subsequently threw an incomplete pass on third down, which gave Dallas enough time to drive for the winning score.
Fingers were originally pointed toward head coach Tom Coughlin, but Manning later took the blame for deterring Jennings from finding paydirt, per Graziano:
I thought they only had one timeout after the play to Odell (Beckham Jr.), so they might let us score to get the ball back. So I told Rashad, "Go down at the one-inch line and don't score." This did not come from the sideline. I cannot be the one in that situation to inform a back. That'...

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