Ex-Teammate Antrel Rolle Expresses Support for Jason Pierre-Paul

ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed that Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul underwent surgery to amputate his right index finger following a Fourth of July fireworks incident. Schefter’s questionable manner of presenting this news – sharing an obtained copy of Pierre-Paul’s surgical orders via Twitter – has dominated conversation. Pierre-Paul has been mocked for an obviously poor decision to get involved with pyrotechnics. But that sentiment doesn’t hold water for at least one of Pierre-Paul’s former teammates. Ex-Giants safety, Antrel Rolle, now with the Bears, took to Instagram to eloquently defend Pierre-Paul and provide an emotion seemingly lost in this story – sympathy.

This is just a message so you all can take it however you want….. Many people worry about football, the money, all things that can be replaced in the blink of an eye. I am just happy that my boy has his health. This was a freakish accident that could have happened to anyone. Every year I do fire works for the kids in my family and some of the kids in the neighborhood. Have been doing it for 7 years strong already. So my point is this could have happened to anyone including myself. Sometimes trying to do a good deed can have the opposite affect as it did in this situation. My focus point here is health. As long as my boy and can go home and kiss his baby boy and pick his baby boy up whenever he wants is all that matters to me at this point. Everything else will take care of itself. This is just a bump in a road that I am sure he will hurdle in no time. Only the strong survive and you are that @iamjasonpierrepaul So go ahead and do what u have to do for yourself bruh. You already know I got your back no matter what just like you have always had mine. This is about a brotherhood that had developed over years! Many people are going to doubt, hate, speculate and that's all cool and they are well within their rights. But one thing they can't do is define who you are as a person and put a limit on your will and determination! So do you homeboy becuz the reals one will always be here no matter what. So like I said they can take this however they want to! #BandofBrothers

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