Giants QB Kyle Lauletta arrested after nearly hitting cop with car, per report

New York Giants backup quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested in Weehawken, N.J., while on his way to practice, allegedly almost hitting a police officer with his car, per a report from

Lauletta, 22, was stopped by police Tuesday morning while driving to East Rutherford for practice and failed to obey the officer's directions before almost hitting the officer with his car, according to 

“We were made aware of the situation this morning, and we have been in contact with Kyle," Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday. "We are still in the process of gathering information. This is obviously very disappointing."

The Giants’ rookie quarterback, who played at Richmond, was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL draft.

Lauletta's name has been in the news this week as Eli Manning, the Giants’ starting quarterback, has struggled throughout the season. Speculation on if and when the team gives Lauletta a chance at playing has already begun.

"I've always been a team player, do what I'm told," Manning said Monday when asked if he would be willing to step aside for Lauletta at some point this season. "I expect and want to be the starting quarterback until I’m told differently

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