69° Good Evening
69° Good Evening

Giants knew Kennedy suspension was possible

Jimmy Kennedy of the New York Giants at

Jimmy Kennedy of the New York Giants at FedExField. (Sept. 11, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

This seems to be news, but I think anyone who knows how long it takes for the NFL to act on performance enhancing substance suspensions coupled with the fact that the league was essentially out of contact with all of its players throughout the summer figured that the Jimmy Kennedy suspension was for an infraction that was spotted by the league before he signed with the Giants. And anyone who knows what kind of background checks teams do before signing free agents probably figured that the Giants knew about the issue hovering over him when they signed Kennedy in training camp.

We don't need the Warren Commission to figure out this Kennedy Conspirasy.

“We knew about it,” Tom Coughlin said. “We talked about it when he first came here and we were very much aware of the (appeals) process that took place one day when he wasn’t available to us three weeks ago.”

Kennedy missed practice at that point, spending the day with Roger Goodell in NYC instead.

“This was an upcoming event that had taken place and he was going to have his opportunity to go before the league,” Coughlin said.

Coughlin also said that he’s been impressed with Kennedy during his time with the Giants.

“Jimmy Kennedy, and everything he has done with me, has conducted himself as a pro,” Coughlin said. “He has done things in the best interest of the club and I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt. If it occurred as a one-time thing, let’s get it over and done with.”



We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports