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Giants’ backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta arrested for traffic incident

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Rookie was driving to practice facility when incident occurred

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New York Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested en route to practice Tuesday morning and charged with a series of crimes, some traffic-related and some related to his apparent behavior once he was stopped by Weehawken police.

Charges against Lauletta include eluding police, a third-degree crime, obstructing administration of law and resisting arrest. Lauletta also faces traffic charges including reckless driving. Weehawken police indicated this was the second straight day in which Lauletta had been involved in an incident near the approach to Route 495.

Here is the full statement from the Weehawken Police Department:

Lauletta, of course, was not at practice, which the Giants suddenly and unusually closed to the media.

Coach Pat Shurmur initially told reporters that “everybody was out here” at practice before later releasing this statement:

Speaking on WFAN Tuesday afternoon, Shurmur addressed the Lauletta situation.

Many Giants fave been hoping to see Lauletta, the fourth-round pick out of Richmond, play in place of Eli Manning as the Giants have fallen to 1-7.

Lauletta has been the team’s third-string quarterback and has not yet been activated for a game.

Could he still get an opportunity to play this season?

Here is Lauletta leaving the police station on Tuesday: