When CB Aaron Ross left the Giants for greener pastures in Jacksonville via free agency last winter, he never thought he’d be back here with the Blue a year later. The Jaguars signed Ross to a multi-year deal worth close ot $10 million over three years. Realizing they overpaid for the underachieving CB, the Jaguars cut him after one.
From Rotoworld: “It was a nice paid vacation to Florida,” said Ross, who collected over $2.25 million of a deal alleged to be worth $9.75 million over three years. He was released on March 8. “So yeah, I’m very happy to be back with the Giants,” added Ross.
He did not realize the Jacksonville community would take such umbrage to his remarks. Our colleague over at ESPN NewYork, Ohm Youngmisuk has reported that Ross has apologized to the Jaguars and their fans:
“Jacksonville treated me and my wife with the utmost respect and I really appreciated what they did for me and did for us,” Ross said by telephone on Friday afternoon. “The only reason I said the vacation thing is because it was such a short turnaround for me to (come) back home with the Giants, it felt like (being away on) a vacation. I definitely didn’t mean any harm to Jacksonviile city or the fans or disrespect to the organization. I have the utmost respect for that organization.”
“I really apologize if Jag nation took offense to it,” he added. “I loved the opportunity that they gave me, they gave me a second chance to live my dream. They accepted me and my wife (Sanya Richards-Ross) with open arms and they were a fun crowd to be around and the organization was first class and treated us really nice.”