Giants Odell Beckham Jr. loses appeal of 1 game suspension

Odell Beckham, Josh Norman
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, a referee, left, separates New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) and Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL has fined Norman $26,044 for his role in several incidents involving Beckham Jr. and the Giants in Sunday's game. Norman was fined twice Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr. is going to have to serve his one-game suspension.

Hearing officer James Thrash on Wednesday upheld the suspension for multiple violations of safety-related playing rules after hearing an appeal by the New York Giants wide receiver earlier in the day.

Beckham will miss the game Sunday night at Minnesota. The second-year Pro Bowler is barred from team meetings; attending or watching practices; attending Sunday’s game; or having contact with any club personnel except to arrange off-site medical treatment or rehabilitation. He will be reinstated next Monday.

The league suspended Beckham on Monday for his conduct last Sunday against Carolina, when he drew three personal foul penalties, including one for a diving helmet-to-helmet hit on Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.

Norman was fined $26,044 for his role in the confrontations.

Beckham also had a run-in with a Panthers’ player in the pre-game warmups.

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