Jason Pierre-Paul speaks for first time since fireworks incident

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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul met with media for first time since accident
Friday October 30th, 2015

Speaking with reporters Friday for the first time since his fireworks accident, New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul stopped short of calling the incident alarming.

“It wasn't frightening at all, something I do every year for the kids.” Pierre-Paul said.

“I lived and learned from it, and moved on,” he added. “I wasn’t shocked at all. My fiancé was going crazy. But I stayed calm.”

The Giants brought back Pierre-Paul on a one-year deal after a four-month absence stemming from a fireworks accident over the summer. He lost his right index finger and a portion of his thumb.

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Pierre-Paul also said he didn’t try to hide anything from the Giants while he was in the hospital.

“You can’t do nothing when you’re on anesthesia, waking up, going in and out of conscious,” he said. “I had no reason not to let them in. I just didn’t know.

The Giants face the Saints this week in New Orleans, but Pierre-Paul will not be making the trip.

You can watch his entire meeting with the media below.

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