New York Giants defensive end, Osi Umenyiora, is still making a lot of noise one day after leaking bits of an affidavit claiming that New York Giants GM Jerry Reese reneged on a verbal agreement to renegotiate his contract. Now, when Umenyiora should be in some sort of spin control, he has stirred up more controversy by comparing Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy to a yapping, little lap dog.
In a phone interview with The New York Times, Umenyiora responded to McCoy's tweet.
"That little chihuahua or poodle in the backfield," steamed Umenyiora. "He doesn't have to block me. If you have something to say, say it man to man; you can't be a Twitter gangster. That's easy to do, trying to be a tough guy. Say it to my face, and we'll see what happens."
Or you can say it in an affidavit to be filed in Minneapolis next month.
McCoy hasn't replied to Umenyiora's diss, but he might start by reminding him that the Eagles are 4-0 against the Giants with the speedster in the backfield and then go all Twitter gangster by throwing in a video of his game-winning run through Umenyiora's fingertips and the Giants defense last season.
The G-Men's defense had so many holes against the Eagles in that epic New York fail last season, McCoy might think of calling them the Kardashians.
While Umenyiora goes off on McCoy, it looks like his stance against the Giants has softened.
According to the Times interview, Osi did an about face and revealed his deep love for the team from the Meadowlands.
Umenyiora said he'd be happy to return to New York, even after, in that sworn affidavit, called Reese a liar for going back on a two-year old verbal commitment to renegotiate his contract after the 2010 season.
"I love my teammates. The owners of the team, Mr. Mara and Mr. Tisch, I'm really cool with both of them," said Umenyiora. "They came to the hospital when I was injured...I don't have a beef with them per se. At the end of the day, they're going to have to make the best decision for them."
Umenyiora's case is notable mostly because he is one of the plaintiffs named in the ongoing anti-trust case against the NFL.
Finally, some spinning and less stirring from the disgruntled Giant. Stay tuned.