Shutdown Corner

  • Giants punter Steve Weatherford survives rugged Jersey Turnpike wreck

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner22 hrs ago

    Giants punter Steve Weatherford welcomed his daughter into the world over the weekend in San Diego, then flew across the country to join the team at OTAs. But early Monday morning, he suffered a major wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike that had him thanking heaven on social media.

    Weatherford was flying in from San Diego, but poor weather forced him to land in Washington, D.C. He landed at 11 p.m. and rented a car to get to Monday morning's practice on time. At 3:30 a.m., he hit water on the turnpike, hydroplaned and hit the median as the airbags deployed.

    "I walked out without a scratch," Weatherford wrote on Instagram. "I am feeling so incredibly blessed. Not only has God given my family and I a beautiful, healthy 10 pound baby girl. He sent his guardian angels to keep my car from flipping and possibly dying."

    Read More