Giants’ Justin Pugh Said He Didn’t Have All The Facts When He Initially Supported Josh Brown
Back in August, New York Giants offensive tackle Justin Pugh had been taking heat for comments he gave regarding the suspension of accused and admitted wife beater Josh Brown.
His initial comments when the news broke:
“Obviously, it’s a sad situation he’s been going through, and obviously, you have to be there for your team teammate,” veteran offensive lineman Justin Pugh said. “It’s definitely something that is tough. I don’t want to get too into it because I don’t know all the details either. So that is something that — I know Josh has spoken with everybody and settled that — but all we can do is support our teammate and make sure we’re there for him. It’s definitely a tough thing to go through.”
Social media quickly reminded Pugh of his comments towards San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and his kneeling during the National Anthem.
I will be STANDING during the National Anthem tonight. Thank you to ALL (Gender,Race,Religion)that put your lives on the line for that flag
— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh) August 27, 2016
After being bombarded with tweets on Twitter, Pugh gave a statement on Friday about not knowing all the facts before he initially backed his teammate back in August.
Wanted to clear somethings up pic.twitter.com/k98VCKS3XX
— Justin Pugh (@JustinPugh) October 21, 2016