New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora told USA Today Sports that he regrets the way he handled his contract situation by holding out and causing some friction with the Giants over the past few years.
“Yes, a lot of regrets. I completely went about it the wrong way,” said Umenyiora. “Honestly, if I would’ve handled it differently, it wouldn’t even be a question about finishing my career here or not. But I didn’t.
Osi wishes he had kept his mouth shut.
“If I would’ve gone about it quietly and not said anything, I think I would’ve really got what I wanted. But the fact I came out and was open, speaking and talking all the time, that’s what pushed them into this situation.”
Umenyiora confirmed that his agent and the Giants haven’t talked about a contract extension. It like his career in New York is over.