Enunwa Blasts Jets Over Fine; Gase Says He'll Handle Situation Internally

Ryan Chatelain
November 15, 2019 - 11:08 am

Injured Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa took to Twitter on Thursday night to blast the team for fining him $27,900 for missing two medical treatments.

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Enunwa was placed on season-ending injured reserve in September with his second neck injury in three years.

He posted a photo on Twitter of a video monitor at the Jets' facility showing he was fined and a series of tweets about the matter.

"I normally chill on putting issues on twitter, but this doesnt sit right with me," he wrote.

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"Given everything that’s going on around the team I thought this could’ve been handled so many different ways. I’ve spent my time with the team trying to build myself up to be dependable and hardworking so this s--- hurts.

"I missed those two days, because I took my VETERAN wife out for Veterans Day lunch and because I had to handle an emergency in my house. I let the team know this after the fact, and yes, I should have told them beforehand, but I feel like this was excessive.

"I’m on IR trying to get back to play so I never thought that they’d be worried about me missing, but obviously I was wrong.

"The biggest reason it hurts is that I’m on IR for the second time in my career and the doctor told me I have a 50/50 chance of coming back to play. I shouldn’t even HAVE to be in that building being reminded everyday of what I can’t do.

"This s--- feels like punishment already and then they FINE me the max. And then want me to continue to do my rehab there and IF I get healthy they want me to then play for them after.

"I’m not writing this for sympathy and never wanted to even say anything, but when multiple teammates are coming to me saying it’s f----- up I don’t care to sit on it anymore."

Asked about the tweets Friday, Jets coach Adam Gase said he had not yet seen Enunwa but that the matter would be handled internally.

This is the third known rift between the Jets and an injured player this season.

Last month, the Jets and Kelechi Osemele engaged in an ugly dispute over the All-Pro guard's shoulder injury. Osemele was released after undergoing surgery not approved by the team.

And earlier this month, former Jets quarterback Luke Falk filed a grievance saying he had a hip injury that required surgery when he was cut in October. Falk was not listed on the team's injury report in the days leading up to his release. 

Gase, however, said he doesn't believe there is a communication problem between Jets management and players.

"We handle our stuff in-house, and some people choose to use social media,' he said. "There's probably a reason they're doing that."