The ongoing dispute between the New York Giants and defensive end Osi Umenyiora took another nasty turn on Sunday night. Only two days after General Manager Jerry Reese said the team had, once again, offered Umenyiora a contract extension, the eight-year NFL veteran angrily accused his boss of making him look like a "greedy pig."
“Last year I was offered incentives. This year they offered me in guaranteed money, HALF of what they just gave Kiwi guaranteed. HALF,” Umenyiora wrote in an e-mail to the New York Daily News. “I’m not making that up. Then Jerry tells the world they offered me an extension and I turned it down. And I look like a greedy pig for turning it down. Hilarious.”
Round and round we go, where we stop nobody knows!
Those will mark Umenyiora's final public words on the matter, as he also told the Daily News “I will be going completely silent after I send you this because it’s obvious talking does nothing!"
Last Friday, the Giants signed Mathias Kiwanuka to a three-year, $21.75 million extension. That new contract included $10.95 worth of guaranteed money, meaning they offered Osi somewhere around $5.5 million guaranteed. That is, of course, if Umenyiora is telling the truth about the offer he was made. When negotiations go public, it's hard to tell which side is speaking the truth or if both sides are just using the papers and reporters to negotiate.
Whatever the case may be, it's clear Umenyiora is not signing the offer Big Blue made him. Moreover, it's clear this situation has once again boiled over and that darker days are still ahead.
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