Giants Beat: NFL has case to suspend Odell Beckham

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As they do every week, NFL executives will gather Monday morning at league headquarters in New York City. They'll discuss the most noteworthy events of the weekend, and atop their list will be a vexing question: What to do about New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.?

Beckham is a lock for a hefty fine and is a genuine candidate to be suspended after an out-of-control performance Sunday in the Giants' 38-35 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

First, as I noted Sunday, the NFL made fighting and other extracurricular activity a point of emphasis for 2015. The expected uptick of ejections has not materialized, however. The league asks officials to disqualify players for "flagrant" acts that it defines as "extremely objectionable, conspicuous, unnecessary, avoidable or gratuitous." Referee Terry McAulay's failure to follow through with Beckham could trigger the league to make up for it with a suspension.

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The author went on to say: NFL evaluates each case on its own merits, and this one is complicated. But there is every expectation that the league will give strong consideration to suspending Beckham for the Giants' nationally televised game Sunday night at the Minnesota Vikings. The Giants are still alive for the division so this is a big game in prime time.

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