After only receiving four carries for eight yards on Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2, a frustrated Jacobs lost his temper and threw his helmet into the crowd at Lucas Oil Field. NBC's Andrea Kremer reported that the Giants said Jacobs intended to throw his helmet at the bench, but it slipped out of his hand and flew into the stands. Jacobs later apologized for the incident, saying it was unintentional, but it was just the latest incident of Jacobs taking his on-field frustration out on innocent bystanders this offseason.
After a preseason game, he lashed out at the media, referring to the NFL as a "backstabbing, cutthroat business" before storming out of a media session. The situation has come to a head with the reported trade request.
Even though Jacobs has the potential to still be a helpful running back to many teams, his salary and temper remain big problems. The Giants gave Jacobs $13 million in guaranteed money in a four-year, $25 million extension before the 2009 season. Jacobs, 28, had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2007 and 2008, but has been injured and far less productive since 2009.
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