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Brandon Jacobs: Throwing helmet into stands 'was a mistake'

Updated at 1:08 p.m.

The NFL is "looking into" the incident in which New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs threw his helmet into the stands Sunday night in Indianapolis, according to the New York Daily News.

Memo to Jacobs: If you're going to throw a helmet, make sure your team isn't on "Sunday Night Football" ... in a matchup of the Manning brothers.

A report in The Record says Jacobs is unhappy and will ask the Giants for a trade today. However, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets: Giants RB Brandon Jacobs is unhappy in NY -- no secret. But he has not requested a trade at this time, nor is NY willing to deal him.

Filed at 5:29 a.m.

Upon further review, Brandon Jacobs knew he was wrong.

In a 38-14 loss in which Jacobs was flagged for a personal foul for a late hit and gained only eight yards on four carries, the New York Giants' running back came off the field, threw his helmet at the bench -- and missed. It flew into the stands in Indianapolis and, after the game, a testy Jacobs was quick to say it was an accident. (He said the toss went awry because the helmet caught on adhesive tape on his glove.)

"I was a little mad, but to be honest with you, it was a mistake," Jacobs said. "I did not mean to do that and everybody who knows me knows I did not mean to do something like that. The whole world could fall down on me and I wouldn't have done anything like that."

The Giants had to bribe the fan who caught the helmet with a ball in order to get it back, not that Jacobs, who apologized to the fan, the city of Indianapolis and the Giants and seems destined to draw a fine from the NFL, needed it the rest of the game.

"We were losing the game and I was mad," Jacobs said. "No one wants to lose, and I kind of lost my cool."

By Cindy Boren  | September 20, 2010; 5:29 AM ET
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we had a chance

Posted by: rayjay1 | September 20, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

I am a die heart redskin fan and lived in Houston for seven years. So for the fan that doesn't know Andre Johnson, he is one of the best receivers in the NFL. I wish we had him. More importantly he is a great charater person and never take a play off on the field. He broke my heart

Posted by: rayjay1 | September 20, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Oh well... stuff happens.. Who really cares anyways

Posted by: Debonair31 | September 20, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse


Instead of a football, they should have given that fan two weeks in NYC at the Marriott Marquis.


Posted by: mortified469 | September 20, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

I don't think this column would have the same tone if some child was injured by this helmet...but call me risk adverse if you may.

NFL Football, where unintelligent people watch even more unintelligent people play all sunday afternoon.

Posted by: DonnyKerabatsos | September 20, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

"The Giants had to bribe the fan who caught the helmet with a ball in order to get it back"

Did you watch the game? The security guard forcefully yanked it out of the man's hands.

Posted by: 2010_NeverAgain | September 20, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

"I don't think this column would have the same tone if some child was injured by this helmet...but call me risk adverse if you may.

NFL Football, where unintelligent people watch even more unintelligent people play all sunday afternoon.

Posted by: DonnyKerabatsos | September 20, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse "

Hey genius, it's risk averse not adverse. Oh how I love irony.

Posted by: thedude1974 | September 20, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

This is destined to be in the "C'mon Man" segment on Monday Night Countdown.

Posted by: bs2004 | September 20, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

"Hey genius, it's risk averse not adverse. Oh how I love irony."

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LOL, I hate it when that happens. Too funny.

Posted by: ouvan59 | September 21, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

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