There is seldom a good time to be arrested, but during the Giants season, Kyle Lauletta chose a particularly dreadful moment to distract himself from the law of York's rookie quarterback, who considered a possible replacement for the Fighting Eli Manning was thought to have almost run over a police officer on Tuesday with his car and was charged with several crimes.
Police in Weehawken, NJ, said that Lauletta was instructed by an officer to continue straight in his Jaguar 2017 instead of turning right at renovations near the Lincoln Tunnel. Lauletta is said to have ignored the instruction and have almost s truck of the officer when it was his turn to then refuse to identify himself or leave the vehicle when he was pulled by another officer.
The police said 22-year-old Lauletta had been arrested and charged for avoiding the police's laws and resisting the arrest, which were classified as disorderly personal misdemeanors, as well as reckless driving, disobeying one's instructions Officer, inappropriate turnaround and failure to stay in a marked lane. He is said to have committed the same illegal turn the day before after leaving the crime scene in his vehicle. Then Lauletta was released at his own request. A court date has not yet been announced. On Tuesday he was not available for comment.
In a statement, Giants coach Pat Shurmur said he and his associates had "been alerted to the situation this morning" and "had been in contact with Lauletta." He added, "We are still in the process of collecting information, which is obviously very disappointing."
Shurmur made stronger comments during his weekly appearance at a New York sports radio station, saying, "This is not taken lightly. "Suspension was possible for Lauletta, Shurmur called the incident" disturbing, "claiming that there would be" consequences for this type of behavior. "
In a remark that might be ominous for Lauletta's tenure in New York, Shurmur said "There are elements in the building of:" Okay, what does the future look like? "We think about these things."
The news about Lauletta came just as the Giants put in theirs with a record of 1-7 Bye week reason enough to think about what they might be able to change in the second half of the season: "We look at all areas to improve," said Shurmur on Monday, and when asked if Manning after his return Still the team's starting quarterback would be action in In week 10, the coach replied, "We'll see. But I think Eli is our quarterback.
At 37 and in his 15th NFL season, Manning looked almost like a quarterback just before the end of his career. He achieved a high degree of completion, but had great difficulty scoring points, even with a receiving corps that included the talented talents Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram, and a very impressive rookie running in Saquon Barkley.
With the Giants going nowhere for a second season, more than a few observers believe the team may use the layoff to demote Manning. Given that the only other quarterback on the depth chart is Alex Tanney, a 31-year-old journeyman with very little experience on the field, the most obvious decision to take the reins seemed to be Lauletta, who retired in the fourth round became of Richmond.
"I think you always want to make sure you replace someone who replaces him with guys who can do that job," Shurmur said Monday. "I think you always think about it, because the team is counting on us to play the best people in all positions."
However, Lauletta was arrested on Tuesday morning while presumably attempting to reach the Giants facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey, reportedly was not a practitioner that day. Shurmur said on the radio that the quarterback was "back in the office", but missed an opportunity that could give the team confidence in his potential as a starter.
Instead, Lauletta has apparently given the Giants reason to consider whether he has any future with the team. Rather than raising hopes for a turnaround this season, his arrest has helped complete the list of things that went awry for Big Blue. They took Barkley in the April No. 2 overall rating, because they missed the opportunity to resist Manning's descent by selecting a highly acclaimed college quarterback like Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, or Josh Rosen. In Lauletta, the team got a stake, some of whom felt it would promise NFL success, and Barkley tried to support his team-mate on Tuesday, even though he was surprised at the turn of events.
"I know Kyle really well and it was definitely shocking," said the running back. "I do not know much about it, to talk about it, to be honest, but yes, I know it's really nothing. I know it sounds crazy, but it's probably not crazy because of the kind of person he is.
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