Kelvin Benjamin revealed that the New York Giants cut him because he arrived to training camp overweight. "It was just like they were trying to sabotage me to get me out of there,” Benjamin told NJ Advance Media in a phone interview on Wednesday night.
Benjamin accused Giants head coach Joe Judge of sabotaging him. "I just felt like from Day 1, once I stepped on the field, once I put on the colors, he never liked me,” Benjamin said. “He didn’t even want me there.
"I don’t want to bash anyone, but I just felt like Joe has had it out to get me since I walked into that team building. It never felt right. The guy never even had a conversation with me until the day they signed me”.
Judge wanted to fine Benjamin
‘We’re gonna fine you for being 17 pounds overweight.’ I was like: ‘How are you going to do that?’” Benjamin said. “I said: ‘So you want me to be a smaller tight end than when I played wide receiver.’ He had nothing to say.
He quieted down”. On Wednesday, the Giants informed Benjamin he was being cute. "He didn’t even talk to me [Tuesday],” Benjamin said. “The day before practice, he didn’t bring all of this up.
I just felt like the dude didn’t like me. Mr. Gettleman knew exactly what went down. Everybody in the building was telling me I looked great. I was feeling good. It’s crazy how they twisting the narrative about everything like it’s a joke.
They make it seem like we don’t even matter. That’s the thing about humanity, man”. “To be honest, man, I just felt like it was all a hoax,” Benjamin said of his brief time with the Giants. “I felt like they didn’t give me a chance.
I finished the conditioning. I finished all of that. I did what I was supposed to do. Everybody in the building was telling me I looked great. They never wanted the narrative to be good about me”. “Dave was the one that got me here — and Dave knew exactly what went down.
I’m a team guy. I’ve been on a winning team before. I get the politics in the league and stuff. But the thing with me is: Don’t sit there and try to bash my game and let the story run wild. Just tell the truth. Be honest”.