Quincy Enunwa Blasts Jets Over Fines: 'It Hurts'
As if the New York Jets season couldn’t get any more dramatic, here comes Quincy Enunwa with a Thursday night Twitter blast about player fines.
Enunwa took to social media on Thursday night, putting the Jets organization under the microscope. Enunwa started his several tweets on the topic with an image of the fines the team had levied against him for two missed treatments as the wide receiver continues to rehab from a neck injury suffered in Week 1.
The four-year pro is out for the season with the injury.
In the tweet, Enunwa embedded a photo of the fine, which totaled $27,900 for two missed treatments last week. The photo is edited to exclude several other lines which are presumably other player fines.
“I missed those two days, because I took my VETERAN wife out for Veterans Day lunch and because I had to handle an emergency in my house. I let the team know this after the fact, and yes, I should have told them beforehand, but I feel like this was excessive.”
As part of his tweets, he wrote that teammates have reached out to him to offer support as they view the fine as excessive. Enunwa wrote that he doesn’t want to lash out at the team but he feels so let down that he had to share what the organization is doing to him.
“The biggest reason it hurts is that I’m on IR for the second time in my career and the doctor told me I have a 50/50 chance of coming back to play,” Enunwa said in one of the tweets.
“I shouldn’t even HAVE to be in that building being reminded everyday of what I can’t do.”
It certainly hasn’t been a calm year for the Jets. It started in January with the firing of head coach Todd Bowles, who was replaced by Adam Gase. The introductory press conference for Gase was unusual, marked by facial reactions that instantly went viral.
The Jets then fired general manager Mike Maccagnan in the summer, after he was allowed to spend $100 million in free agency and conduct the team’s NFL draft selections. In September, quarterback Sam Darnold was then diagnosed with mono and missed the next three games.
Sitting on a 2-7 record, last week Jets fans raised money in protest against the first-year head coach and flew a banner over Manhattan that read ‘Fire Adam Gase.’
It certainly has not been an easy season for Gase as the Jets are tied for the league lead with 18 players on Injured Reserve. On Wednesday, owner Christopher Johnson sounded his support for Gase during this unusual year and said the head coach has his full confidence and will be back in 2020.