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.
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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.