The Giants used Jason Pierre-Paul to remind rookies to have a safe summer

It’ll be a year this July since New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul almost ended his career in a fireworks accident. 

Pierre-Paul had purchase $1,100 worth of fireworks for a Fourth of July party and then suffered a gruesome injury that resulted in an amputated right index finger and bad damage to his thumb and middle finger.

Luckily, Pierre-Paul was able to salvage his right hand and return to playing football in the second half of last season. As the Giants wrap up minicamp and take a six-week break for summer, they’re using Pierre-Paul as an example for rookies to be safe and consider what’s at stake. According to the New York Post, Giants veterans spoke to the young players.

Pierre-Paul posted this to Instagram Thursday:

Just know I REMEMBER, and I will never FORGET!!! #90powercircle

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