Police Stop Investigation of Jason Pierre-Paul's Fireworks Incident

Police Stop Investigation of Jason Pierre-Paul's Fireworks Incident

New York Giants defensive end sustained injuries outside jurisdiction.

Published July 8, 2015

Law enforcement in Coral Springs, Florida, have stopped investigating Jason Pierre-Paul's Fourth of July fireworks accident because it took place outside of their jurisdiction.

However, according to ESPN, the New York Giants' defensive end could still face charges in Florida if police can determine he was in possession of illegal fireworks in a different jurisdiction.

Even if Pierre-Paul doesn't get hit with charges, he has a gang of other issues to deal with. The Giants star player suffered injuries to both of his hands including severe burns and possible nerve damage, which has already had an impact on his football career. NFL.com reported that the Giants pulled the long-term $60 million contract extension that they were preparing to offer Pierre-Paul upon learning of the fireworks incident. 

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Pierre-Paul still remains in a Florida hospital where Giants officials have traveled to in order to get a better diagnosis of his injuries. As of Tuesday afternoon, they were unable to meet with Pierre-Paul, according to ESPN. Before this accident, Pierre-Paul was already operating without a contract, as he hadn't signed his $14.8 million tender as the Giants' franchise player.

JPP's injuries aren't believed to be career threatening as first reported.

 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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