Notorious 2020 NFL Draft pick Isaiah Wilson worked out for the New York Giants Tuesday. The team still weighing whether or not to sign him, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. Schwartz reports that Wilson remains in the building Wednesday.
Giants coach Joe Judge was asked Wilson still being at the facility and if the team would sign him. While he wouldn’t talk about him directly, Zach Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media said Judge “sure made it sound like the Giants might be signing him today.”
Wilson dealt with myriad personal and legal issues as a member of the Titans and ultimately played in just one game. He issued a statement on Instagram Saturday night saying he has changed and asking for a second chance in the NFL.
“Some of you may know me as GG, some of you may know me as Panda, even some of you know me as the biggest bust in NFL history,” Wilson wrote. “Today I write to you as Isaiah Wilson. Before the fame and the glamour, I was just a kid trying to make history as the best player out of New York City. I was the hope for my hood. As time went on and success came my way I struggled deeply with trying to prove who I was to every one counting on my wins. I lost myself. I lost my mental. I lost my ability to love. I lost it all.
“When I lost, seemingly everyone who once was in my corner, was gone. The ones that have remained, I love you. Today I write to you as Isaiah Wilson, not asking for forgiveness, but hoping for a second chance. With the time I’ve had away from the game I learned so much about who I am as a human. I finally love myself and it feels incredible. I now am ready to step back on that field with pride , integrity, and passion. Thank you to everyone who hasn’t left my side, I’ll never forget you and to the ones who ran away, I forgive you. I’m back and better than ever. Let’s go!”
Just days after trading for him, the Dolphins waived Wilson for failing to show up to workouts. Not long after Miami decided to part ways with Wilson, it came to light that he was reportedly arrested at gunpoint prior to his trade from the Titans to the Dolphins. Police arrested Wilson in Georgia’s Barrow County, per Mike Glennon of Broadway Sports.
Wilson, 22, has been arrested on DUI charges and separately received a trespassing warning from Tennessee State Police Aug. 15 of last year after attempting to jump off a second-story balcony and evade arrest at an off-campus party at Tennessee State.
Austin Nivison and Robbie Weinstein contributed to this report.