Odell Beckham suspension appeal set


NEW YORK: New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham will have an appeal of his one-game NFL suspension heard on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) in hopes of rejoining the team for Sunday’s game at Minnesota.

According to a Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) posting on the NFL’s website, former NFL wide receiver James Thrash will hear the appeal case from Beckham under rules agreed upon by the league and players union. Thrash is expected to rule on the matter later Wednesday.

Beckham received the ban for repeated on-field confrontations with Carolina cor-nerback Josh Norman in a 38-35 home loss Sunday to the undefeated Panthers.

Beckham, who has 91 catches for 1,396 yards and 13 touchdowns this season, had three unnecessary roughness calls against him, one of them when he raced across the field and slammed his helmet into that of Norman.

NFL vice president of football operations Merton Hanks ruled that Beckham’s actions placed his opponents at unnecessary risk of injury and should have been avoided.



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