Jeremy Shockey

Eli Manning fan of joint practice — now that Shockey’s gone

Eli Manning was asked if he remembered the last time the Giants worked with another team in a joint training camp practice.

Manning did not immediately come up with the year, but he did instantly recall what happened a decade ago.

“That was [Jeremy] Shockey getting in a big fight, right?’’ Manning said.

Yes indeed, the last time the Giants engaged in a joint training camp practice was back in 2005, when they invited the Jets up to the University at Albany. The first day devolved into a controversial mess when a series of altercations broke out, with tight end Jeremy Shockey at the center of the very first fight.

This summer, for the first time in 10 years, the Giants will take part in a joint practice, as they will work out with the Bengals Aug. 11 and 12 in Cincinnati in advance of their preseason opener August 14 at Paul Brown Stadium.

“Shockey’s not here anymore ,’’ Manning said, “so I think we’ll have a shot to keep it civilized. Giants and Jets, the whole deal. With the Bengals I think we’ll be able to keep it civilized. The two coaches that are conducting this both want to get something out of it and keep it productive.’’

Manning took part Wednesday in the Giants’ first organized team activity practice and he said he’s always in favor of breaking the monotony of the offseason routine.

“I think it’s good in training camp to mix it up and get some new blood in there and get some different looks,’’ Manning said. “It will be good for breaking up what can be a tedious deal. This will make is fun.’’

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Jeremy Shockey has fun with Sapp’s arrest

Warren Sapp’s arrest on Monday gave Jeremy Shockey a sense of schadenfreude.

Shockey and Sapp have long disliked each other, and they publicly feuded in 2012 when Sapp reported on NFL Network that he had a source telling him that Shockey was a “snitch” who informed the NFL about the Saints bounty scandal. The NFL later said Sapp’s report was wrong, and NFL Network informed Sapp that his job was to be a commentator, not a reporter.

So when Sapp was arrested in Phoenix for soliciting a prostitute the morning after the Super Bowl, Shockey gleefully “reported” that he had a “source” telling him of Sapp’s arrest.

Shockey has every right to be angry with Sapp over that “snitch” report three years ago, so it’s not surprising that Shockey is taking delight in Sapp’s misfortune now. Shockey won’t have to worry about Sapp saying anything bad about him again, as NFL Network fired Sapp hours after his arrest.

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Jeremy Shockey's Giants Record Broken

So what records did Odell Beckham Jr. break this time?
This could take a while. His 143 receiving yards against Washington gave him 972 for the season, passing Jeremy Shockey for the most ever by a Giants rookie (Shockey had 894 in 2002). He has 71 receptions after 12 Sunday, which is three shy of Shockey's rookie record in that category. He became the first Giants rookie ever to catch three touchdown passes in a single game. His nine TDs are one shy of the team record for first-year players set by Bill Swiacki in 1948. His 12 catches tied the team record for most in a single game by a wide receiver. Hakeem Nicks and Amani Toomer also did that, and so did Mark Bavaro and Shockey. The team record for receptions in a game is 13 by Tiki Barber. And it was his seventh straight game with at least 90 receiving yards, breaking his own record for NFL rookies and leaving him two shy of the overall record of nine set by Michael Irvin in 1995.

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Position U: Tight ends: The U

1. Miami (84 points): While it has been relatively quiet since its positional heyday early in the 2000s, Miami still easily tops this list. With seven tight ends drafted, including first-round picks Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow and Greg Olsen, the Hurricanes far surpassed the next closest programs at the position. They don’t get extra points for this, but they also produced arguably the top tight end in the NFL today in 2010 third-round pick Jimmy Graham, who's now starring for the New Orleans Saints.

Award winners: Kellen Winslow, Mackey (2003).
Consensus All-Americans: Kellen Winslow (2003).
First-team all-conference: Jeremy Shockey (2000, 2001), Kellen Winslow (2002, 2003), Greg Olsen (2006).
NFL first-round draft picks: Jeremy Shockey (2002), Kellen Winslow (2004), Greg Olsen (2007).
NFL draft picks, Rounds 2-4: Kevin Everett (Round 3, 2005), Jimmy Graham (Round 3, 2010).
NFL draft picks, Rounds 5-7: Dedrick Epps (Round 7, 2010), Richard Gordon (Round 6, 2011).

See the rest of ESPN’s rankings here

ESPN failed to remember proCane TE Bubba Franks.

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How much would you pay to live in Super Bowl champ Jeremy Shockey's former Weehawken home?

You may never become an NFL player, but if you have $9,000 a month to spare then you can live like one.

The 2,900-square-foot former home of one-time New York Giants Jeremy Shockey was recently sold and is now being rented out for a cool $9K a month, said real estate agent Kristin Ehrgott, of Prudential Castle Point Realty in Hoboken.

Ehrgott, whose client list includes a number of athletes and celebrities, represented the buyer, an international investor, in the $1.95 million sale of Shockey's Henley Place home.

The waterfront home boasts three bedrooms,all with full baths; a spacious balcony overlooking the Hudson River with views of midtown and lower Manhattan, a large office, formal dining room and three half-baths.

Among the amenities in the private Henley on the Hudson community is a private elevator, a private two-car garage, concierge service, outdoor pool and a full gym, Ehrgott said.

Shockey played 10 seasons in the NFL and retired after the 2011 season. His first six seasons were with the Giants, where he was a member of the Super Bowl champion team that defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

He was hurt in the season and did not play in the postseason.

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Clinton Portis, Jeremy Shockey Join #C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit at the United Nations During Super Bowl Week

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:AMBS), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics related to neurodegeneration and apoptosis, and Brewer Sports International (BSI), a multi-faceted global sports advisory firm, are pleased to provide an update surrounding the Amarantus #C4CT Summit hosted by Brewer Sports International, powered by MDM Worldwide, to be held on Wednesday, January 29(th) in the Trusteeship Council at the United Nations in New York City, NY during Super Bowl Week.

The conference will unite industry experts, leading scientists, neurologists and international business leaders with current and former professional athletes in effort to create consensus on the path forward for scientific research and commercial development.


To register or for additional information, please visit Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For further information surrounding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Danielle Berman at Students interested in attending the conference are able to register with limited access to the conference for free and must show a valid student ID upon check in.

Below is a list of prestigious participants from the sports field, including current and retired professional athletes, broadcasters and other key stakeholders for the #C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit. Full agenda including all scheduled presenters is included following the release.

-- Andrea Kremer, Chief Correspondent for Player Health and Safety at the
NFL Network
-- Andre Berto, Professional Boxer, Two-Time Welterweight Champion
-- Antonio Pierce, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker, ESPN NFL
-- Ben Utecht, Super Bowl Champion, Recording Artist, Motivational Speaker
and TBI Advocate
-- Brian Williams, Former NFL Cornerback
-- Carl Eller, NFL Hall of Famer, President and Chairman of the Board of the
NFL Retired Players Association
-- Chris Nowinski, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Sports Legacy
Institute; Co-Director for the Center of the Study of Traumatic
Encephalopathy at Boston University, School of Medicine; Former WWE
-- Clinton Portis, NFL Pro Bowl Running Back
-- Darrell Reid, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Linebacker
-- Drayton Florence, Carolina Panthers Cornerback
-- E.J. Henderson, NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker
-- Jeff Cumberland, New York Jets Tight End
-- Jeremy Shockey, Super Bowl Champion, NFL Pro Bowl Tight End
-- Jermichael Finley, Super Bowl Champion, Green Bay Packers Tight End
-- Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Sports and Entertainment
-- Robert Griffith, NFL Pro Bowl Safety
-- Sidney Rice, NFL Pro Bowler, Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver

"As a former NFL player, I am passionate about making strides to improve the health and safety of my fellow professional athletes, both former and current," said Jack Brewer, CEO of Brewer Sports International. "Instead of pointing fingers, we have put together a world class panel of researchers to discuss TBI-induced Neurodegeneration and CTE with those directly affected by and equally passionate about the cause as we strive to enhance awareness and work to find viable treatments."

The #C4CT Summit is the opening of the five-day Brewer Sports International Super Bowl XLVIII Exclusive Events series, which includes The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) Global Ambassadors Sport for Development Summit, Super Bowl Blue Carpet Event and the 6th Annual JBF Worldwide Super Bowl Watch Event at the Grand Havana Room.

#C4CT Concussion Awareness Summit Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Emceed by NFL Network's Andrea Kremer

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Jeremy Shockey: NFL bullying 'very common'

In July 2002, Jeremy Shockey, then a rookie tight end with the New York Giants, entered a locker room full of veterans as the hotshot first-round pick with a BCS title on his resume and flowing blond hair bouncing out of his helmet. From Michael Strahan to Kerry Collins to Tiki Barber, the room was loaded with established performers and household names.

On Shockey’s first day of training camp, one of those veterans, linebacker Brandon Short, stood in front of the team in the cafeteria at the University of Albany, pointed to the rookie and said, “Name, school and signing bonus, son. Then sing.”

It was a Giants' camp tradition –a simple, good-natured hazing that every rookie had faced before him.

But Shockey wasn’t feeling it.

As he told FOX Sports on the phone Monday, “There’s a story there. I had a limo driver with one eye who was partially blind. He had an eye patch. He was swerving all over the road and didn’t know how to get to the dorms in Albany the night before. I was up all night and slept at a truck station. So that day, I just wanted to finish my food.”

Brandon Short didn’t know, and Short didn’t care.

Agitated, Shockey muttered his name. He muttered “Miami.” And then he mumbled, “$3.3 million” — his rookie signing bonus — in a barely audible tone. Short wasn’t satisfied. He asked Shockey to repeat his name, his school and his signing bonus one more time. An ornery Shockey obliged. Then, Short asked him to sing.

Shockey did it, begrudgingly. With anger in his eyes, the rookie mumbled the fight song he’d grown to love during his time at the University of Miami: “Drive on over the goal line, and on to victory. M-I-A-M-I, M-I-A-M-I. Fight. Fight. Fight.”

He finished the song and looked straight at Short. Then he added one more line: “That's for you and your hearing problem, B. Short."

The next few minutes went down as Giants training camp legend. Short swung at Shockey, Shockey swung at short, and veteran Giants tight end Dan Campbell helped break it up. The rookie stood up to the veteran, and everyone took notice.

“I would have sung the fight song,” Shockey recalls. “It escalated. He took a swing. He missed.”

After a laugh, Shockey adds that he and Short are still friendly to this day — 11 years after the incident. He notes that the Giants roster was filled with respected leaders and that was important in getting past the July dustup.

In light of the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito news this week, I thought Shockey would be an interesting guy to speak with. In addition to being the rare rookie to take a stand against a veteran, he was a senior leader on three different NFL teams over the course of 10 years.

“The bullying thing is a very common thing in the NFL,” says Shockey, who’s now retired and living in Miami. “It’s common for rookies to take the older players out to eat and to spend a lot of money. Once a week, usually a defensive rookie or an offensive rookie does it.”

“But I never did it, personally,” says Shockey. “The Visanthe Shiancoes, the Eli Mannings — I never did any of that to them.”

Weighing in on Martin-Incognito, Shockey notes that he doesn’t know either man. “If you’re thrown in the cold tub, it’s all fun and games. But for a person to
leave the facility or his employer, it must have really gone south.”

Shockey saw it all in his 10 years of NFL service. “I’ve been to dinners where I’ve seen rookies spend $30,000. $30,000! When I was a rookie, I had to buy donuts every morning from Krispy Kreme. Every Saturday and every Friday, I bought coffee. No problem.”

“But I can’t stress enough how much people should know that there’s a lot more than what you read in the newspaper. There’s probably more to this story than we know.”

As details continue to emerge, it appears there was a lot more than what met the eye with Incognito and Martin. For as much access as the media is granted, it’s often just scratching the surface of the relationships NFL players have with one another.

As a veteran on the Giants, Saints and Panthers, Shockey says he often would step in and put an end to hazing rituals when he thought they were going too far.

“Several times, I’d say, ‘This guy is here to help us. This kid is young.’ I remember several times doing that," he said. "I wasn’t a person who ever picked on another person. I wouldn’t make them carry my pads. I could carry my own pads. I could pay for my own meal.”

He never hazed Cam Newton when Newton was a rookie. He never hazed Manning.

But Shockey never played for the 2012 and 2013 Miami Dolphins.

“Remember, every team is different,” he says. “The Saints are different than New York and New York was different than Carolina. Every team has its own fraternity when it comes to rookies and stuff.”

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Jeremy Shockey settles with former teammate over bogus investment deal

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has reached a settlement with a former teammate he sued over a bogus investment deal.

A court filing Monday says Shockey and former Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs both resolved their claims against former Saints long snapper Kevin Houser. Terms were confidential.

Several teammates and coaches sued Houser for allegedly advising them to invest roughly $1.9 million to buy nonexistent tax credits from a defunct movie studio.

Saints head coach Sean Payton reached a separate settlement with Houser last month. Former Saints defensive end Charles Grant still has claims pending against Houser that are scheduled to be tried later this month.

Wayne Read, who once ran Louisiana Film Studios LLC, is the only person to face criminal charges over the investment deal.

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PHOTO: Bryant McKinnie, Jeremy Shockey & Damien Berry Celebrate Ravens SB at Bamboo Night Club on South Beach


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Jeremy Shockey Sues Miami Landlord

Jeremy Shockey -- who once signed a $26 million contract with the Giants -- is now locked in a legal battle with a Miami landlord ... over $16,000 ... TMZ has learned.

Shockey filed a lawsuit against the landlord of a $14,000-a-month Miami beach mansion -- where he lived for ONE MONTH last summer -- claiming she's holding his security deposit hostage for no good reason.

Shockey claims he paid the landlord one month's rent, plus a substantial security deposit ... but when he moved out, she refused to return $16,000 he's owed. 

Shockey claims he left the place in perfectly acceptable condition ... so the landlord's got no leg to stand on. Now, he's suing for $16,000 plus interest.

Calls to the landlord weren't returned.

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Jeremy Shockey Files for Divorce After 8 Months

Jeremy Shockey's marriage is just like his 2012 NFL career -- over -- 'cause he's filed for divorce after eight months of wedded bliss ... TMZ has learned.

The 32-year-old free agent -- who didn't play at all this season -- filed divorce docs late last year in Miami, claiming his marriage to Daniela Cortazar-Shockey was "irretrievably broken."

According to the docs, Jeremy and Daniela tied the knot waaay back in May 2012 ... but by October, he was already over it and they separated.

One bit of good news for Jeremy, in the docs he claims Daniela signed an airtight pre-nup that blocks her from getting a single cent -- no property, no support ... zilch.

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