Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to start off your weekend.
Brandon Meriweather says he plays within the rules
New Giants safety Brandon Meriweather is known for notorious heavy hits to opposing receivers during the entirety of his career. He's been suspended more than once and has been fined more than $100,000 for not following the NFL's helmet-to-helmet hit rules. However, Meriweather believes that his reputation as a dirty player is wrong and unfair.
"Everybody pegs me as a dirty player," Meriweather said. "But me personally, I don’t consider myself a dirty player. I don’t do stuff like that."
Meriweather also insisted that he's never intentionally went for a big hit when he has a chance to make an interception, but did admit that he thinks some players would rather go for the big hit regardless and should not be fined for it. Despite that, Meriweather's goal is to make an impact all while playing by the rules.
"We’re pros now," Meriweather said. "No matter how hard it is or what my opinion is about it, you’ve got to do what’s within the rules. So that’s what we’re going to do."
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