C.C. Brown Blames NY Media for Benching

Detroit Lions safety C.C. Brown feels the New York media midway through his first, and only, season with the New York Giants.

Detroit Lions safety C.C. Brown feels the New York media is to blame for his benching midway through his first, and only, season with the New York Giants, reports John Niyo of the Detroit News.

"I don't even want to comment on that, because I still, at times, get sensitive about how they did me (wrong) there," Brown said. "The biggest thing with New York is the media controls the team. So whatever the media says, that's what's gonna happen.

"I was, I was," Brown said when asked if he was the scapegoat. "Me being the new guy, I was the first guy on the block to be blamed. But it's all right. It's water under the bridge."

Despite his struggles in 2009, the Giants placed the "Right of First Refusal" restricted free agent tender on him. After signing veteran free agents Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant, the Giants rescinded the one-year tender, making Brown a free agent.

A sixth-round pick (188th overall) out of Louisiana-Lafayette by the Houston Texans in 2005, Brown started 47 of his first 50 games for the Texans before a broken forearm sidelined him three games into the 2008 season, ending his tenure with the Texans.

Brown has 323 tackles, 1 quarterback sack, and 3 interceptions during his five-year NFL career. In 16 games for the Giants, Brown totaled 69 tackles with three passes defensed and forced fumbles.

Brown is behind Ko Simpson and Marquand Manuel at strong safety, and if the Lions acquire Jarrad Page from the Kansas City Chiefs, Browns' spot on the 80-man training camp roster could be in jeopardy.

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