New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch is growing increasingly frustrated with Jason Pierre-Paul, who reportedly has ignored all phone calls from the man who will potentially sign his checks this year.
Tisch has been trying to get in touch with his star pass-rusher since July 4, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, but Pierre-Paul has summarily rejected all his inquiries.
To nobody’s surprise, this certainly stings a bit, but Tisch is trying to remain understanding.
“It’s been very frustrating,” Tisch said in a statement released on the Giants’ website. “I’ve reached out to Jason. I’ve not heard back from Jason. I’m not going to hold that against him. I understand his situation is difficult, complicated, and I’m sure very confusing to him personally.”
The message remains positive going forward, despite these frustrations, and Tisch desperately wants Pierre-Paul to take advantage of the team’s medical resources, which constitute the best care the city of New York has to offer.
“My message to him is get better, we cheer for you. Ronnie (Barnes, the Giants VP of medical services) and our doctors have access to the best doctors, if not in New York City and the country, possibly the world. He should take advantage of that. Let us see you sooner than later. You’re not going to be judged, you’re going to be helped.”
Pierre-Paul has spoken with head coach Tom Coughlin recently, but he’s been mostly shut off from the franchise since injuring his hand and having his right index finger amputated.
His silence has caused many to wonder if perhaps the damage he suffered was worse than originally reported. Photos that emerged recently didn’t do anything to quell those thoughts, either, as it’s hard to tell if he lost part of his thumb or not.
The entire situation would be difficult enough even with a flow of communication between Pierre-Paul and the team’s brass. However, given the fact that Pierre-Paul has chosen to isolate himself, the situation remains about as awkward as it gets.
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