Former New York Giants wide receiver Kadarius Toney has been removed from the injury report ahead of Super Bowl LVIII but the Kansas City Chiefs still intend to sit him.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Toney will not play on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, potentially bringing an end to his career in Kansas City.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney is not expected to play Sunday in Super Bowl LVIII, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Toney hasn’t played since a Week 15 game against the New England Patriots in which he deflected a pass to a defender for an interception for the second time this season. He was not listed on the Chiefs’ injury report, however, for the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers.
After being listed as an inactive ahead of the AFC Championship Game, Toney lashed out at the Chiefs in an expletive-laden Instagram Live rant in which he accused them of lying.
“Y’all reading all this cap-(expletive) (expletive)? You didn’t believe it, I don’t give a (expletive),” Toney said on his Instagram live. “Ain’t never been a (expletive) to do all that but man, that (expletive) cap.
“I’m not hurt. None of that (expletive). Save that (expletive). Suck my (expletive), too. I’m not hurt. None of that. It goes from hip to ankle to this to that.”
After that created a stir, Toney attempted to walk back his words, claiming his livestream was “chopped up” and that it was actually directed at fans of the Giants.
“In the process of that, I got interrupted so it got like a mixed message behind it, I guess you could say. Then, a lot of footage got chopped up in the release, so it made it like I was attacking doing what I love the most,” Toney said during NFL Media Day. “I never attacked the Chiefs, never said anything about the Chiefs. Who I was referring to was the Giants fans and the people in my comment box, not even on my live recording, so you wouldn’t even know they were there. But I was referring to them, which I shouldn’t have. I just wanted to go out there. I just wanted to get my message across as far as my injury, but I shouldn’t have did that at the end of the day.
“I’m a man, and I can accept my mistakes just like I can accept my wins. But I’m just moving past it right now. We’re heading out. We’re just trying to win.”
The delusional Toney made similar claims at the end of his tenure with the Giants, claiming they had lied about his injuries as well.
News that he’ll be benched won’t sit well with Toney, so expect another social media meltdown that he later blames on the Giants and their fans.