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Antrel Rolle: 'No more cold tub' for Prince Amukamara

It's not often that a player is celebrated by teammates for committing a personal foul penalty, but we're coming to expect oddity in matters involving defensive back Prince Amukamara and his New York Giants teammates.

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Amukamara was flagged for unnecessary roughness in Thursday's 36-7 win over the Carolina Panthers. It was an extremely suspect call by replacement officials, but it was also the type of aggressive play the Giants want to see from their 2011 first-round draft pick.

"No more cold tub," Giants safety Antrel Rolle joked, via ESPN New York.

As you surely remember, Amukamara's unwanted trip to the cold tub in August became a minor team controversy while doubling as a wholly unpleasant springboard for ridiculous debate about bullying. Rolle was referring to the end of Amukamara's rookie status among teammates.

"I think that was definitely one of Prince's better games," Rolle said of Amukamara's night against the Panthers. "I think he played with a lot of swagger. I think he played with a chip on his shoulder and more importantly he was aggressive."

Amukamara started and played a role in Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's frustrating night, finishing with a tackle and pass deflection.

"I told a reporter yesterday -- I was joking, though, but I said I'm kind of glad that I got back because the video from the cold-tub incident doesn't seem like I have that heart of a lion, that fight in me," Amukamara said. "Hopefully guys will notice that, step back."

That's such an odd final line by Amukamara. "Mean Girls" in the Meadowlands.

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