NFL suspends Odell Beckham for one game

The NFL has suspended New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for one game.
Beckham got into a series of brawls with Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.
"I thought it was too bad that today in the world of sports, and from everything I hear from the outside, that the discussion going on is about the personal battle that took place between Odell Beckham and Josh Norman and not about a team that is 14-0 and a game which was at one point 35-7, and ended up being 35-all," Giants coach Tom Coughlin  said. "It's too bad that's not what's being emphasized. I went further and said this. Look, we all know that personal battles have no presence in the game of football. Not at any level. They're a distraction and they take away from - they break concentration and they prevent what this thing is all about - the great game of football being played as a team sport. It's not about the individual, it's about the team.
"Having said that, there are qualities that Odell Beckham, this young man, brings to this football team. The likes of which I've never seen. He has great energy, great enthusiasm, he gives great effort. He does it literally every day he walks out on the field. He is an emotional young man. He wears his emotions on his sleeve and I will not defend his actions yesterday because they were wrong. This particular franchise and organization does not tolerate that. So I would not do that. But I will defend the young man and the quality of the person. I will defend him as long as I'm able and I told our team that. Our team feels the same way." Beckham allegedly felt threatened before the game by the Panthers brandishing bats during warmups. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL
Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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