By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Brandon Jacobs is familiar with the New York fan base and with the New York/New Jersey media.
But Jacobs has brought to light that recently he had his life threatened from a fantasy football owner on Twitter. He said that these threats came about over his Week 7 availability on Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings – a game in which the Giants ended their six game losing streak to win their first game of the season.
Jacobs said at least one fan threatened his life on Twitter if he did not play against the Vikings.
“I think sometimes fantasy football is good, but sometimes I think it has disconnected a lot of players from fans,” said Jacobs. “That’s all people ever talk about. You sit down to eat at a restaurant and people say, I have you on my fantasy team, you have to do something for me this week. I’m trying to enjoy my dinner, you know?”
Jacobs has been the Giants lone bright spot at running back after being picked up off of the streets after the Giants Week 1 loss. He did not play in the Vikings vs. Giants game two days ago.
And he is still recovering from a hamstring injury that made him miss that game. He did not practice on Wednesday night, and may sit out this weekend’s Week 8 game in order to recover from his injuries.
Typically, older players have a harder time recovering from soft tissue injuries, like a hamstring injury. Plus, the Giants have a Bye in week 9, so if Jacobs misses this weekend’s game, then he will return to the lineup after the bye.
“People that understand us and know what we go through every day, I know that fantasy is just fun for them. It’s cool to have people like that being involved that know what it is and don’t take it too serious.”