A video made the rounds this morning of Giants QB Daniel Jones and injured RB Saquon Barkley supposedly partying without masks and social distancing.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 24, 2020
Say the Giants: "We are aware of the video that was posted. We are looking into the nature and context of what is on the video."
Ordinarily, a video of a pair of young players at a bar for a night out during the “mini-bye” following a Thursday game wouldn’t raise many eyebrows. However, the fact that it happened during the COVID-19 pandemic — and both players are mask-less — paints the video in a different light.
The NFL’s COVID-19 policy states that players without masks attending an indoor bar or restaurant with a crowd of more than 10 people constitutes reckless behavior and the players could be fined for conduct detrimental to the team.
Vacchiano is also reporting that while DJ Lugghead (the DJ who was driving Jones and Barkley) initially told the New York Post that the video is from 2019, it is in fact from this week.
And yes, I know the DJ apparently told the NY Post that the pictures and videos were from "last year". From what I'm told, that isn't true. They were from last night.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) October 24, 2020
We don’t yet know the full circumstances surrounding the story, and will know more as the Giants investigate. Stay with Big Blue View as we follow the situation and investigation as it develops.