The Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo may not be the only NFC East player to retire this week. Giants defensive end Owa Odighizuwa hinted he might be leaving the game of football in a series of cryptic and unexpected tweets on Monday before only partially walking back those sentiments on Tuesday. The Giants organization and teammates reached could not explain Odighizuwa’s sentiments, and his agent did not return a call seeking comment. ESPN reported that Odighizuwa is dealing with some “emotional things,” per a source, but reiterated his status as an NFL player is fluid. “I have all love for everyone,” Odighizuwa, 25, tweeted Monday on his account @LPJ_Odighizuwa. “At (this) point and time I believe it’s in my best interest to take sometime to get away from the game. “However this is the best platform to express some … of the things that (have) been on my mind for a while,” he added. “I truly apologize that it has to be made known like this.” Odighizuwa followed Tuesday by tweeting: “Hey everyone I truly appreciate ya’ll thoughts and concerns.. I’m doing great and grateful to be a part of BIG BLUE.” And he added an emoji of a pair of grateful hands. Still, Odighizuwa did not take back the idea that he might hang them up. The suddenness of his announcement also is worrisome coming from the rising third-year pro. Odighizuwa is (or was) facing an uphill battle this coming season given the competition at his position and his inability to stay healthy and contribute.
Giants DE Owa Odighizuwa hints at retirement... then seems to walk it back
New York Daily News | Apr 4