Eli Apple's sophomore season with the New York Giants hasn't gone according to plan. The former 10th overall pick hasn't registered a stat in a month while being inactive four weeks in a row.
Last Sunday, Apple had a front row seat to former teammate Rod Smith and the Dallas Cowboys running wild on the Giants in New Jersey. During the 20-point loss, Apple posted numerous tweets and later retweeted an Eleven Warriors video of Smith daggering his employer.
The Giants relieved their wayward employee of an unspecified sum of money Thursday afternoon, according to Jordan Raanan of "ESPN."
Apple was aware of the rule:
"I wasn't confused. It was just a mistake by me," Apple said Thursday.
Somehow, it gets weirder:
It has been a strange season for Apple. He even denied having a conversation with safety Landon Collins about his struggles. Collins said Wednesday the two had talked.
Compound the healthy scratches with this episode, and it sounds like a change of scenery (or a new coach) could help Apple rejuvenate his stalled career.