Evan Engram confirmed that safety Jayron Kearse punched him after Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Per Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Kearse punched the New York Giants tight end when the two teams were shaking hands on the field.
“I walked up on him. He walked up on me kinda, saying some stuff. He threw the punch,” Engram said.
“We had some guys there that separated us, so it was kind of boom, boom… He stole one off, and everybody was there to separate us. So I kinda just let it go. I dapped up some of my old coaches and friends on the other side [afterward] and went into the locker room.”
Engram made sure to disrespect Kearse by stating he threw a “soft, little baby punch,” and that he wasn’t particularly phased.
“I was pushing him around the whole game, so he was probably just mad about that. It’s whatever.”
The altercation between Engram and Kearse flew under the radar, mainly because Giants receiver Kadarius Toney punched Cowboys defensive back Damontae Kazee during the game, and was ejected. Toney was having a monster game against teh division rival Cowboys, catching 10 passes for 189 yards.
Toney took to Twitter on Monday to issue an apology:
The second game between the Giants and Cowboys is on Dec. 19 at Metlife Stadium.