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Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley was accused of attempting to rape a woman Saturday morning, according to multiple reports.

Police are reportedly investigating a claim made by the woman that Bromley tried to rape her and then hit her with his car while fleeing a hotel room.

According to the New York Post and New York Daily News, the two met online. The 23-year-old defensive tackle picked up the 26-year-old woman at her home and took her to a Manhattan hotel, where the alleged attempted rape occurred.

The reports also stated that when the woman did not want to have sex, Bromley tried to rape her. She then demanded a ride home. After he refused and left the hotel, she followed him and jumped onto his car as he tried to flee. She reported the incident to police about 4 a.m.

No charges have been filed but police are investigating.

In a statement, the Giants said: "We are aware of the situation and will continue to monitor it. We have notified the league office per the league's protocol. We will have no further comment as we understand this is an ongoing investigation."

Bromley, a second-round draft pick in 2014, had 36 tackles in 16 games this season.

For 12 seasons, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has mastered the art of hiding his emotions, good or bad.

On the day following the end of the Giants' 2015 season, however, Manning let his guard down just a little when talking about head coach Tom Coughlin, who stepped down later in the day.

"He's been a great coach to play for," Manning said, at times tearing up. "I learned so much from him from an early age when I got here and every year after. He's got a great football mind, loves what he's doing and a great example of how you should handle your job and love what you're doing."

Manning, who said that in the past he has made his feelings known to ownership, did not pay a visit to either John Mara or Steve Tish, but did express remorse that the players failed the 69-year-old coach.

Because of that, Manning, who has had the rare luxury of playing his entire career for one head coach, said that making a change "would obviously not be ideal" and that what happened this year was more on the players than anything.

"I think we, his players, have failed him by not playing to the level we could," Manning said. "We didn't get the job done. So whatever occurs, I'll handle it."

Manning, as well as many of his teammates, said that Coughlin, who has right until the bitter end insisted that this not be about him, gave his usual year-end speech to his players, with whom he met at 11 a.m. ET Monday morning before meeting with Mara and Tish.

"I think he appreciated the players, of our work. He talked about our effort; he didn't question our effort."

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said he does not believe the team is in need of a coaching change.

"At the end of the day it's all about players and we didn't do a great job this year," he said. "We didn't give the extra effort and we didn't finish those close games that we had. You go back and see those close games that we needed to be in the playoffs but we didn't finish it off. We played the best of the best and like I said those close games really count."

Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. only worked with Tom Coughlin for two seasons, and although Beckham is still at an age where Coughlin's old-school ways might rub some the wrong way, the receiver had nothing but good things to say about the veteran head coach who stepped down Monday.

"It's been great since the day I met him," Beckham said. "Initially a younger player would immaturely think, 'Coach is always on you. He's always on you, he's always on you ... why is he always on you?'

"Initially I thought it's because he wanted to be. It was growing up, maturing, and learning that it was because he knew what was in you, he wanted to bring the best out, and he was going to do everything that he could to do that."

Beckham, who said that Coughlin "will always be my coach," admitted before Coughlin's announcement that it would be a challenge to start over with a new coach.

"It would be difficult. It's something that you're used to-you come in here every day it's the same people. It would take time to readjust," he admitted.

Beckham said he hopes the offensive system doesn't deviate too much from what the Giants have in place now.

"Towards the end of the year, we kind of just did a good job of moving around and being able to get some positions where they couldn't scheme as much as they would want to," he said of what he liked most about offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system.

"We've had a productive and unproductive year at the same time. It's been a bit of both. I think it was good. I think Eli (Manning) had one of his better seasons. I don't know, we just need to win games."

In the meanwhile, Beckham said he plans to attack the offseason with gusto as far as improving his overall game.

"This offseason I just plan on getting bigger, stronger, faster maybe run a little track," he said. "I really just plan on being able to come back and compete at my best next year, honestly.

"Along the journey, it's been great with Coach as far as growing and learning each other and teaching me things, just how to be a man," he said.

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