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Giant David Wilson retiring backflip celebration

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09:55 AM ET 12.15 | David Wilson has backflipped out. The Giants rookie running back and kick returner, who punctuated each of his three touchdowns last Sunday with a celebratory backflip, said on ESPN today that he's done doing the flip, at least for this year. "I think I'll let that celebration go for the rest of the season," Wilson said. "I think it's for the team's best interests." Wilson explained why, saying, "I don't want to make anyone upset or nervous or scared. I want to do something that people enjoy rather than worry about." Earlier this week, Wilson told reporters that he had not been asked by the Giants to stop doing the backflip but did say that GM Jerry Reese "told me if I get hurt then he'll be in my grill." Justin Tuck was one Giant who told Wilson not to do it, for fear of injury. Asked on ESPN how he'll celebrate if he scores a touchdown now, Wilson said he has no firm plan yet.

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December 15, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Probably got tired of being called Flip Wilson.

(that's one for the old guys)

December 15, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Probably got tired of being called Flip Wilson.(that's one for the old guys)

LOL! I"m one of the old guys!
Glad Wilson is doing this. I remember Adrian Peterson breaking his collar bone in college when he did a flip into the end zone. And Ted Ginn pulling a muscle or tendon during a celebration. Not smart.

December 15, 2012  10:48 AM ET

Good. Like they always said, "Act like you been there before."

December 15, 2012  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Flip Wilson.

Reverend Leroy, and Geraldine Jones

December 15, 2012  10:55 AM ET

Laugh, he could do a mesean Jackson, and drop the ball before he gets over the line. That always gets attention

December 15, 2012  12:48 PM ET

There comes a time when it gets too dangerous.
Carl Edwards Nascar driver, celebrates his wins like this and he has retired his backflip too.....no...wait a minute....he did not retire it....he hasn't won anything lately....LOL

Love watching the back flips....something I could never do, even as a kid.

December 15, 2012  01:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good. Like they always said, "Act like you been there before."

Yes. This. And, these "me" celebrations disrespect the other 10 men on the field who had something to do with you being in the end zone.

December 15, 2012  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There comes a time when it gets too dangerous.Carl Edwards Nascar driver, celebrates his wins like this and he has retired his backflip too.....no...wait a minute....he did not retire it....he hasn't won anything lately....LOLLove watching the back flips....something I could never do, even as a kid.

Youre old now....try it nobody would care if you break your neck! believe me!

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December 15, 2012  10:47 PM ET

He must of got the memo that the Giants are gonna lose there NFC EAST lead this weekend

December 15, 2012  11:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Youre old now....try it nobody would care if you break your neck! believe me!

LOL......not nice......but funny.....LOL

 
December 16, 2012  12:47 PM ET

This flippin' sucks!

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