Devonta Booker played for John Gruden last season. So how did he feel about Gruden losing his Raiders coaching for the homophobic and misogynistic emails unveiled by the New York Times?
“I don’t know, to be honest.” I heard it and thought I wasn’t like him, only me, ”Booker said. “I think he was as a person and that wasn’t everything. I’ve only been with him for a year, but that’s just my opinion. Everyone else can do whatever he says about him, but I’ll do it when I’m there.” I didn’t get it from him. “
Booker said he liked playing for Gruden after four seasons in Acesparks.
“Of course. He gave me a chance there, “Booker said.” Maybe if it weren’t for the opportunity he gave me, I wouldn’t be here right now. “
He signed a two-year, $ 5.5 million contract with the Giants to become an insurance policy for Saquon Barkley (knee). When Barkley squeezed his ankle against the Cowboys, Booker (16-42 run, 3-16-1 two combination shots) replaced him. Booker will start against the Rams on Sunday.
“Even if he wasn’t in that situation right now, I would go there and be ready for my chances and help this team as much as I can to win,” he said.
Booker said the Raiders have not spoken to former teammates. He was not surprised or disappointed that he could not play for Gruden another year.
“It’s not worth it. Like I said, at the end of the day it’s business and I had to come here,” he said.