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Jacobs plans on keeping his helmet - and his money - this time

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs during Super Bowl

Giants running back Brandon Jacobs during Super Bowl XLVI Media Day at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Jan. 31, 2012) Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The last time Brandon Jacobs played in Indianapolis, he famously flung his helmet into the stands in frustration. Today he stuck to his story that it was an accident.

“That was a mistake,” he said. “I didn’t want to do that. I went to throw the helmet up against the bench and it stuck to my glove and came off as I came up. I went to throw it against the bench, though. I really didn’t mean to do that.”

Jacobs said he never got the helmet back.

“I told them they could let him keep it because they weren’t playing me anyway,” he said.

(Just a side note, Jacobs began screaming at me that night when I asked him if the fact that he did not return to the game had anything to do with his behavior. This seems to indicate that he was, in fact, benched. Apology accepted.)

The question now becomes: If the Giants win the super Bowl on Sunday, will Jacobs fling his helmet into the stands in celebration.

“That would not be an appropriate way to celebrate,” he said. “It would not be cheap either … It ain’t the helmet that you pay for. It’s the stupid decision by me to do it. The helmet is about 100 bucks. The fine would be 100 k. Nah, I’m good.”


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