Report Sparks Twitter War Between Ex-Giants Jeremy Shockey, Amani Toomer

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Controversial tight end Jeremy Shockey reportedly wants a second go-round in East Rutherford.

According to the New York Daily News, Shockey “has let the Giants know he would like to return” nearly four years after being traded from New York.

One former teammate wasn’t too thrilled with the news Thursday morning — and unwittingly sparked an all-out war of words on Twitter.

“No!!” Giants Ring of Honor member Amani Toomer tweeted to the Daily News’ Gary Myers. “Shockey’I will never play4 you again!’he yelled at jerry Reese in 08. Let him keep his word. Bad teammate, worse person. (sic)”

Toomer targeted two more media members with the message: “Don’t worry about it. My tweet is not going anywhere. I stand by what I say.”

Shockey fired back with a few posts of his own: “@AmaniAToomer Go get a bucket of rocks and start throwing them at your glass house.”

He also leveled an accusation about Toomer’s personal life.

“Remember when his ex divorced him and he urinated on a her cloths I guess he’s the good person,” Shockey tweeted.

Toomer responded: “Shockey,Thanks 4 proving my statement about being a bad person. Lieing about my EX.Low blow.Enough said.Have a nice day& good luck as a FA. (sic)”

Shockey’s on-field career with the Giants ended in December 2007, after Toomer rolled into the back of his leg against Washington, breaking the left fibula. New York went on to win the Super Bowl without their star tight end.

“Amani Toomer on Jeremy Shockey: Bad teammate, Haha,” Shockey wrote. “Well he was the lazy one that broke my leg!!”

The 31-year-old, after his sixth season with the Giants, requested a trade in March of 2008 and got his wish that July. He was shipped to the New Orleans Saints, shortly after getting into a reported shouting match with general manager Jerry Reese during minicamp.

Shockey was released by the Saints last offseason and signed a one-year deal with Carolina. He suffered through a down year, recording only 37 catches for 455 yards and four touchdowns for the Panthers.

Picked No. 14 overall by the Giants in 2002, Shockey may have a tough time returning to the Giants — if either side is even interested. On Wednesday, New York signed free agent Martellus Bennett, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, to partially fill their need at tight end.

“It’s funny how the Ny media still try’s to make money off me!” Shockey tweeted. “Can anyone find a quote from me on me wanting to play for the GAINTS? (sic)”

Giants fans, do you want any part of Shockey? Be heard in the comments below!

  • Dave the Lobsterman

    Always thought Shockey was the best tight end in the world according to HIM! As a Giant, I remember him dropping a lot of catchable passes and just that big mouth! Evidently, he hasn’t lost that and now looking for his fourth team since 2002, doesn’t say much about longevity on a team! Was there no coincidence he goes down with injury(great move Armani-that is a complement) and the G-men win the Super Bowl! (I know there was much more to their win but it couldn’t hurt that he could not play! LOL)

  • Pacheco

    Man, he should just become a WWE wrestler with that mouth of his or just prove us wrong with a strong year, but not with the G-Men! His style is better with Coach Mouth Ryan and the NY Jets. Plenty of them there to share the mic, lol…


    First the Giants, second the Saints (where the bounty should have been on you), third the Panthers. DO YOU SEE A PATTERN HERE?

  • Brian

    Seems to me Shockey just proved Toomer right. Can’t say I’m surprised. Bring a Jets fan, I wouldn’t mind seeing Shockey return to the Giants and maybe mess things up a bit. :-)

    • Jon

      Brian, Jets have more problems (QB, Offensive Line, Defensive Line, pass rusher, receivers & head coach) for you as a Jets fan to worry about then Shockey returning to the Super Bowl Champs Giants.

  • PinStriperJim

    Oh sure let’s bring back Shockey, and while we’re at it let’s go bring back Tiki Barber too. Those were two prime examples of addition by subtraction. I’m so glad Amani Toomer spoke up. You go Amani!!!

  • Mike M

    After all the crap he pulled when Eli first got here, no way he comes back, Giants wont even consider it. I loved every second of having him sit and watch as Eli won his first SuperBowl. Somewhere there is a pair of professional wrestling tights with Shockey’s name on them. Love Toomer.

  • Farooq

    All this proves is that being a former Giant leaves you unable to use grammer or use a spell checking service.

  • Mike K

    Giants have always had class acts at TE like Bavaro, Boss and even Ballard this past year. They would work hard, block , catch passes and keep their mouths shut. Shockey dropped the winning touchdown in the back of the end zone in San Fran back in 2003 and laughed about it. His me first attitude was a cancer. Toomer was alwasy a class act just like Bavaro, worked hard, never caused any problems. Shockey should go play arena football with TO, the other loudmouth loser.

  • William Lynch

    Shockey your a joke.

  • Marco

    While I liked jeremy’s “run over anyone in your way attitude” when he first became a Giant. There is no way I would want him anywhere near eli. Clearly his big mouth was a factor in making eli shaky. As soon as he was gone Eli improve almost overnight. Jeremy shut the pie hole and find another team to poison maybe you and santonio holmes can double team Sanchez.

  • Mr. GoFyourself

    He should be MVP for the Giants run that year..As soon as he broke his vagina bone, Eli wasnt pressured by his crying for the ball..and became himself. Giants never would have won the SB that year if Assclown was in the lineup

  • Sam

    Once cancer is rooted, why on earth would anyone electively want it to return ? No way do we want him back, he stinks !

  • Dave

    HELL no. Best thing they ever did was trade that loud mouth. Everyone who ordained him the next Bavaro back then should be shot

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