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."
| September 20, 2010; 5:29 AM ET
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