Kadarius Toney wanted to be more involved in the New York Giants offense, and he got his wish in more ways than one. The rookie first-round pick was targeted a total of 13 times between Daniel Jones and Mike Glennon as he snatched 10 of those targets for a blistering 189 receiving yards on Sunday.
Unfortunately for him, nobody will remember that after he got ejected for throwing a punch at the helmet of safety Damontae Kazee.
Toney was immediately ejected, but while he’ll reportedly be fined by the league, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, a suspension doesn’t appear to be in play.
He issued the following statement on Monday morning.
“Wanna take the time out to apologize to the entire organization — owners, my Teammates and the entire Big Blue,” he wrote, via Twitter. “Your emotions just can get the best of you sometimes. No excuses, just actions. Thank y’all.”
Head coach Joe Judge wasn’t forgiving of what he saw on the field.
“Look, there’s a pretty distinct line in terms of competing and doing the things we’re not going to condone as a team that put us behind. That’s not going to be accepted,” Judge said after the game. “It’s not going to be condoned. That’s as far as I’m going to go with that. Obviously, it resulted in him leaving the game and I’m just going to leave it at that right now.”
“I think every rookie has a lot of maturing to do,” Judge added. “You’re asking specifically about an incident, I’m going to address that with the team. I’m going to address that with the players individually as well, make sure we’re on the same page. There shouldn’t be any confusion in that at all. I’ll leave it at that.”
Toney was the best healthy wide receiver the Giants had left as Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard missed the game and Kenny Golladay was ruled out during the game with a knee injury.