NEW YORK (WVUE) - The NFL officially suspended former LSU stand out Odell Beckham Jr. for one game.
Beckham, a former LSU and current New York Giants wide receiver, was suspended by the NFL on Monday for "multiple violations of safety-related playing rules in Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers," according to a statement released by the NFL. He then challenged the suspension, but the NFL's decision was upheld.
"Acts that jeopardize the safety of players or expose them to unnecessary risk cannot be tolerated," said Merton Hanks, Vice President of Football Operations for the NFL.
Beckham released his own statement on the suspension via Twitter apologizing for his on-field actions.
"I appealed my suspension because it is a right granted to all players under the NFL's CBA and because I owe it to my teammates to do everything I can to be on the field this week," Beckham said. "Regardless of the outcome of my appeal, I apologize for my actions on Sunday."
Beckham will miss the Giant's week 16 match-up against the Minnesota Vikings. The Giants have already been eliminated from the playoffs.