Geoff Schwartz on JPP: ‘I Don’t Know Why He Would Do That’ [AUDIO]
The Giants could be without Jason Pierre-Paul to start the regular season due to a fireworks injury over the holiday weekend. His teammate and offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz would have handled the situation differently.
"Personally, I live conservatively off the field because I know that the life of me playing in the NFL isn’t very long," said Schwartz, to Armen and Levack on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio, on Tuesday evening.
"That’s just who I am. I would never do anything that would terribly jeopardize my playing career, so I guess I don't know why he would do that."
For some, it's been hard to fathom that Pierre-Paul would set the fireworks off on his own when he has the means to give him other options.
"I would have paid for someone to do that, because I can afford that and am able to pay someone to do that, especially when I am playing. That’s one luxury of playing in the NFL and making a good salary, you can afford to pay people to do stuff that normally I wouldn’t do if I didn’t have money."
Schwartz was adamant that it's hard for others to make judgement calls at this point until all the facts are out.
"We don’t know what happened. He could have paid someone ... and it just blew up in his hand. We have no idea. I am not a big fireworks guy so I couldn’t tell you exactly what fireworks do."
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz joins Armen and Levack every Tuesday at 5:15pm ET on 'Your Home for New York Sports', 104.5 The Team.