Giants Kyle Lauletta Arrested in New Jersey Traffic Incident

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants rookie quarterback lands in hot water after alleged traffic violations.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--New York Giants rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested Tuesday morning in Weehaken, New Jersey on his way to the team's facility/

Lauletta’s arrest, first reported by NJ Advanced Media, comes at a bad time for the 1-7 Giants. With frustration believed to be mounting over the play of franchise quarterback Eli Manning's play,it was believed that the team was looking to expedite getting Lauletta ready to move up the depth chart as soon as next week when the team returns from its bye.

According to an NFL Network report, Lauletta, the Giants fifth-round pick in this year’s draft, allegedly “hit the gas, ignored cops’ orders to stop, almost hit the cop and another car, cut off other cars and then refused to put his window down or step out of the vehicle.”

A statement from the Weehawken Police Department noted that a similar incident involving a car registered to Lauletta took place at the same location on Monday.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur did not address Lauletta's absence at practice during his post practice media session, but did say that everyone on the team was at practice when asked.

The Giants, who normally allow reporters to view the first 10 minutes of their in-season practices, closed the entire session Tuesday to reporters.

After he met with reporters, Shurmur issued a statement via a team spokesperson which read, “We were made aware of the situation this morning, and we have been in contact with Kyle. We are still in the process of gathering information. This is obviously very disappointing.”

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When people have poor character...it shows. We have the new Johnny Manzel. Lauletta was a moderately successful player for a weak college program. Another stripe on Gettleman's sleeve; he adopted a poor strategy followed by poor player evaluations. The Giants are the Cleveland Browns. Only not as good a defense. Please, someone, answer the following questions; Why would the Giants hire a GM and an offensive co-ordinator who were fired from their previous teams? Why were they fired? What do we make of Gettleman giving millions to a guard from that team ( from which he was fired ) who is now benched for pathetic performance? Doesn't this all say we have the wrong guy running things? Why do Giant players regress on the offensive line? Who is that coach? How is he evaluated? Its there no such thing as accountability?