New York Giants tackle Ereck Flowers couldn’t successfully get a grasp on Green Bay’s pass rushers on Sunday night, so he tried his hand on a reporter after a 23-16 loss to the Packers.
Flowers made news by pushing ESPN reporter Jordan Ranaan following the tackle’s lousy performance.
The second-year tackle out of Miami apologized for his actions on Monday, according to New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo.
“I talked to Ereck, Jerry [Reese] talked to Ereck, and P.R. talked to Ereck,” McAdoo said on a Monday conference call, per Tom Rock of Newsday. “We had a chance to sit him down. He called and spoke to [the reporter] Jordan [Ranaan] and apologized. He understands that he cannot behave that way. It’s unacceptable. It’s important for us all to have a professional relationship with the media, players and coaches.”
McAdoo didn’t say if Flowers would face discipline for pushing the reporter.
Flowers was beat early and often by Clay Matthews and Green Bay’s pass rushers. He was clearly frustrated with his performance and apparently was tired of being grilled about it.
The young player will soon find out that it comes with the territory.