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Beckham Suspension Shows Awful Double Standard



    Beckham Suspension Shows Awful Double Standard
    New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) warms up before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Odell Beckham had an awful lapse of judgment on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers and the game's best cornerback, Josh Norman.

    Beckham, who by all accounts is a pretty swell guy and not the typical diva star receiver, lost his mind in an all-out attack on Norman, who went from talking a good game to being a victim of assault, basically.

    Beckham was hit with a one-game suspension by the NFL on Monday after incurring three personal fouls, throwing a punch and delivering the cheapest of cheap shots right to Norman's head with his own helmet. All of that, and Beckham wasn't ejected.

    What do you think would happen if someone like DeMarcus Lawrence, with no prior record of craziness, took such a blatant shot to the head of Tom Brady? He'd be held over the fire, and bank it, it'd be much more than a one-game slap on the wrist.

    It's a ridiculous double standard to see how much quarterbacks are protected (as they should be), but yet, a defensive player can take all Norman did on Sunday and the result is a one-game suspension. In this day of concussion awareness and a Hollywood blockbuster set to debut next week about that very subject, the NFL had to do something about Beckham's transgressions, but they should've done more.