Janoris Jenkins is no longer on the Giants after an “offensive” tweet he sent to a fan earlier in the week.

“This was an organizational decision,” coach Pat Shurmur said in a statement Friday. “From ownership to management to our football operations, we felt it was in the best interests of the franchise and the player. Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”

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Jenkins received plenty of backlash on Wednesday when he used the word “retard” in a tweet to a critical fan. He quote-tweeted a fan who was trash talking Jenkins’ play on the Giants, and the cornerback responded, “I only can do my job.. retard.”

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Jenkins downplayed the incident Thursday when asked about the tweet by reporters.

“Where I’m from, we use all kind of words for slang. If it offends anybody, I’m sorry,” Jenkins said. “It’s a culture that I grew up in where I’m from, you know what I’m saying. We use all kinds of words for all kinds of slang. If you don’t know, it’s a ‘hood thing. Whatever. I’m not calling nobody no name or pick at nobody. It’s just something we use in the hood back at home.”

He never took the tweet down, and only apologized after having a conversation with Shurmur. Even then, he essentially admitted he only apologized because he was told to.

“I really didn’t seem so bad with it,” Jenkins said. “People like y’all started picking it up and making stories. So I just apologized.”

After being waived by the team Friday morning, the cornerback seemingly responded with joy.

It also appears someone on the Giants made a joke about the whole situation, playing “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen during practice.

Jenkins had one year and $11.25 million remaining on his contract before being waived. He was productive this season with 54 tackles and four interceptions.

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