Golden Tate apologizes to Giants after being benched vs Washington originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
New York Giants wideout Golden Tate apologized on Friday after he was suspended from last week's victory over the Washington Football team following an outburst in the previous week's game demanding the ball.
"If you know me, if you know my game, I play with a lot of emotion, a lot of passion," he told reporters on Friday. "I just got caught up in the moment."
Tate continued: "I was wrong to draw attention to myself. I take full responsibility for that. I handled it the wrong way and, again, brought negative attention to our organization. It was something that won't happen again."
"I was wrong to draw attention to myself and I take full responsibility for that."
- Giants WR Golden Tate
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) November 13, 2020
The suspension came off the heels of Tate yelling into the camera "Throw me the ball!" following a late game score against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8. Tate also liked a tweet that demanded he be traded or cut.
Tate was relegated to the scout team offense ahead of the Giants game against Washington. He said he enjoyed his time there after initially being hurt by head coach Joe Judge's decision.
"I was definitely disappointed, but there are consequences for your actions," Tate said. "My actions were unacceptable, and I apologized to the team, GM, the coaches, the offense, and I'm excited to move forward."
"But I did have fun on scout team," Tate continued. "That was fun. I enjoyed it. Got a chance to make some plays and get the defense ready. I enjoyed it."