Eli Apple's mother: My son isn't a "Cancer" he's a "Leo"

Landon Collins calls teammate Eli Apple a'cancer in the Giants locker room

The Giants today announced that they have suspended cornerback Eli Apple for the season's final week, including their game Sunday at home against the Washington Redskins.

But Collins went out with a bang, calling teammate Eli Apple "a cancer" on the Giants in a radio interview on Tuesday. It has been a hard second season in the National Football League for Apple, who was the Giants first-round pick a year ago. Besides, the other two guys, (Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie) and (Janoris Jenkins), I love those two guys.

"I met with Coach Spags and Eli this morning and I apologized for the things I said yesterday", Collins wrote on Twitter.

Collins would later apologize to the 22-year-old during a team meeting. NY is in the process of interviewing general manager candidates following the firing of Jerry Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo on December 4.

The two-win New York Giants have had a tumultuous 2017 season and tensions off the field were taken to new heights Tuesday when one star player called out a teammate.

Collins went on to say, That first pick.

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With one off-color comment and an reported outburst at practice, Eli Apple likely ended his Giants career.

Apple was inactive for four consecutive games, with the reasons ranging from personal reasons, injury (hip and back) and presumed disciplinary action stemming from behavior issues.

And the criticism has continued this year, with Apple "critiqued more vociferously than any other player" in a film session after the Giants' Nov. 12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and with him "almost walking out on the team" and getting benched as a result.

The following day, Apple denied he had any conversation with Collins, who was livid when told about Apple's comments.

"Landon? No", Apple said.

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