Mara does the right thing -- eventually

After letting Tom Coughlin twist in the wind, Giants owner says coach will keep his job

Updated: January 3, 2011, 3:31 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

LANDOVER, Md. -- John Mara did the right thing Sunday night, the only thing that would serve the interests of a franchise that prefers to deal in the currency of stability and common sense.

Cornered by microphones and notebooks in a grim and dimly lit locker room, his back almost literally against the wall, the co-owner of the New York Giants absolved Tom Coughlin of all his venial game-day sins.

Mara declared that his football coach for the first Sunday of 2011 would ...

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