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Odell Beckham suspended 1 game

Post by lanza218 » December 21st, 2015, 9:05 pm

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been suspended for one game for his actions during Sunday's game against the Panthers in which he drew three personal foul penalties.

The NFL announced the suspension late Monday afternoon.


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Beckham has appealed the decision. His case will be heard by either James Thrash or Derrick Brooks, the hearing officers jointly appointed by the NFL and the players' union.

The NFL sent an official release with a detailed explanation later Monday afternoon, saying that NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks ruled that Beckham's actions put his opponents at unnecessary risk of injury.

Beckham was flagged three times for personal fouls Sunday as he grappled with Panthers cornerbacks Josh Norman and Cortland Finnegan throughout the game. The Panthers' defensive backs were also flagged, but Beckham's actions seemed more excessive, particularly when he rushed across the field to deliver a helmet-to-helmet hit on Norman at the end of a run play in which neither was involved.

Beckham was fined earlier this year for unacceptable on-field actions in the Giants' game in Buffalo. After that game, Bills players accused Beckham of throwing punches, something he clearly did more than once against Carolina.

Reports on Monday indicated that a Panthers practice squad player brought a baseball bat on the field before the game and made threatening remarks to Beckham with it. The Panthers have since explained that the bat is a motivational symbol they bring onto the field before every game.

A source with the Giants told ESPN's Ian O'Connor that Giants players on the field heard Panthers defensive players directing an anti-gay slur and expletives at Beckham before the game, and the source believes that helped set the confrontational tone for the game.

New York needs to win both of its remaining games and have the Redskins lose both of theirs to have any chance of reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Asked what kind of effect playing without Beckham would have on those chances, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday, "You ask a question that requires no answer."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Re: Odell Beckham suspended 1 game

Post by djknightrida » December 22nd, 2015, 6:10 pm

Norman should have been whacked too. OBJ should be more than a game. Trying to injure someone is completely unexceptible despite how much Norman deserves it.

Won't matter anyways as Giants have had zero shot at the playoffs all year.
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