Hamilton excited to return

All the eyes that were on Ron Dayne at the start of New York's mini-camp quickly shifted to veteran DT Keith Hamilton. Hamilton didn't want to discuss his legal issues. "... I want to apologize to the Giants organization for any embarrassment that I caused."

All the eyes that were on Ron Dayne at the start of New York's mini-camp quickly shifted to veteran DT Keith Hamilton. Hammer was not only returning to action following season-ending Achilles' surgery, but coming off a recent drug-related arrest as well.

"He called me right away (after the arrest), which is what I want," Head Coach Jim Fassel said. "Everybody makes mistakes. I don't have all the facts. Nobody does. That's what we have a legal system for."

Hamilton didn't want to discuss his legal issues. "It's not anything I want to comment on now," he said. "I'll have my day in court and I'm looking forward to that too. I want to apologize to the Giants organization for any embarrassment that I caused."

"I've put a lot of worse things behind me," said Hamilton, referring to the recent tragic death of his younger sister. "And I'm going to put this behind me."

Hamilton, who was only slightly limited on the field, said, "I felt good today. I'm excited about being back. I'm excited about this team."


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