Odell Beckham Jr.’s suspension was upheld.
The New York Giants wide receiver was suspended for one game following his actions against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. He appealed the penalty, but appeals officer James Thrash affirmed the suspension Wednesday.
“I owe some people an apology,” he said in the statement. “I wasn’t raised to act like I did the other day. I am not here to make excuses for my conduct. This isn’t about anything that was said or done to me. This is about my behavior, and I am responsible for my behavior. People expect better from me, and I expect better from myself.”
Beckham Jr. was assessed three personal fouls during the teams’ Week 15 matchup following multiple scuffles with Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, who reportedly was fined $26,044 for his involvement in the scrums. Carolina players also were seen taunting Beckham Jr. with a bat before the game.
Beckham Jr.’s suspension means he won’t suit up for the Giants against the Minnesota Vikings on “Sunday Night Football” this weekend.
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