The drama between the Giants and tight end Jeremy Shockey took another turn this weekend as the loudmouth TE spoke out for the first time about trade demands and what the team was putting out there about his playing status in the Big Apple. Shockey, who reportedly had demanded he wanted out of New York, now is telling reporters that was not the case, and that he never said that he didn’t want to play for the Giants.
“Everybody said that I agreed to get traded and that I would welcome a trade or that I’m unhappy,” Shockey said in the New York Post. “But you can’t find one article that had my direct quote, except from an anonymous source or from this person or from that person, OK?”
Shockey says instead of he saying he wanted out of the NY, the team was the one putting out the trade demands. Shockey was close to being moved to the Saints on draft day, but a deal between the two fell apart after the Giants demanded they wanted a second-round pick, which the Saints didn’t want to give up.
“Unlike the Giants, I’m gonna be quiet,” he said. “They’ve released multiple things about myself and if you look back into the media, there’s always a source. Well I’d like to know who the source is, and we’ll go over here and we’ll deal it out ourselves because I haven’t said one negative thing towards the Giants. I plan on fulfilling my contractual obligation but the No. 1 thing that I’m going there for is to be with my teammates [who] I miss so much.”
The Giants have a minicamp starting Wednesday, it will be interesting to see if he shows up, or if he decides he’s been dissed enough this offseason to find a reason to stay away.