Good afternoon, Giants fans. It's been a slow news week for the Giants (Ed picked a good time to go on vacation!), with most of the news focusing on Chad Jones' recovery. The good news is that the police will not be filing any additional charges against Jones, so the initial "careless operation of a motor vehicle" will be all he will face.
Speaking of police charges, this hasn't been a great week for players with Giants ties. In addition to Jones and LT's rape indictment, former 7th round pick Isaac Hilton Jr. has been sentenced to 21 months in jail for gun and drug possession, and Chris Simms, son of Giants legend Phil, was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana.
Steve Smith is also in some non-legal hot water for an inappropriate joke he made on his facebook page yesterday.If this is the worst press Steve Smith 2.0 ever gets, I'll be pretty happy with that.
In more light-hearted news, ESPN New York has a story about David Diehl and Shaun O'Hara spending a day at the NFL Films offices learning the ins and outs of broadcasting. Interesting stuff. I've always found the two of them (plus Rich Seubert) to be pretty entertaining guys whenever I've seen them interviewed, so it's cool that they seem to be thinking about careers in broadcasting after their playing days are over (though hopefully that won't be for a few more years!).
Alex Trautner of Fanball.com has a fantasy preview of the Giants season that seems pretty reasonable and accurate to me.
Finally, starting in 2013, Syracuse and Penn St. will begin a three season series at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Syracuse isn't what they used to be, and who knows what will be going on with Penn St. in three years, but for folks in the NY Metro area, this could be their best opportunity to get to see a big time college program (with all due respect to Rutgers, they're not Penn St.).