Odell Beckham Jr has been suspended one game by the NFL for his actions against the Carolina Panthers yesterday.
The New York Giants wide receiver had one hell of a battle with Panthers corner Josh Norman that last virtually the entire game, with things getting far too physical at some points.
That physicality and animosity culminated in an absolutely disgraceful hit from Beckham on Norman, that has resulted in the one game ban.
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On a run by Shane Vereen, the Giants receiver came back to the play and launched himself helmet-first into Norman, striking the defensive back in the helmet in a play that was clearly intended to hurt the Panthers star.
It was a shock that Beckham wasn't ejected from the game at the time, but extra punishment was always going to come. Now we know that it was an actual suspension rather than a fine and a slap on the wrist from Roger Goodell.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the tone of controntation may have been set when some Panthers, including Norman, carried baseball bats on the field during pregame warm-ups, apprently motioning them towards Beckham.
Beckham got three unnecessary roughness penalties and Norman got two. It was an ugly display between two players who were starring so far this season and didn't need to sink to such disgraceful depths.
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