New York Giants co-owner John Mara Tuesday told the New York Post that Jason Pierre-Paul shutting out the team after suffering an injury that required a finger amputation following a Fourth of July fireworks mishap was "very disappointing" to him."
Mara was especially disappointed that Giants senior vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes and special assistant Jessie Armstead were rebuffed when they tried to visit Pierre-Paul in a Florida hospital.
"The fact that they went down there and hung around for two days and were not allowed to see him was very disappointing to me,'' Mara said.
The Giants co-owner added that "I don't think JPP is receiving very good advice right now" and that the Giants have "no idea" when JPP might show up at training camp.
Mara told the Post the Giants won't discuss a long-term deal with Pierre-Paul right now and that while the franchise tag is still on the table the Giants have to examine Pierre-Paul before making any decisions about what to do next.
"We obviously are going to have to see him first and determine whether or not he's capable of playing this year before we take one step further,'' said Mara.