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Odell Beckham Jr.'s Antics During Loss to Panthers Could Earn Discipline



    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, New Jersey.

    Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was not ejected for the way he attacked Carolina Panthers star cornerback Josh Norman — launching himself head-first for a violent helmet-to-helmet smash, for example, or delivering an open-handed smack to the facemask.

    And Beckham never got yanked from the game by his coach, Tom Coughlin, who did acknowledge giving that "strong consideration."

    Beckham, meanwhile, chalked it up to his competitve nature.

    "I'm a competitor. We are always going to go at it. Anybody who has played sports — you are competitive and you are going to go as hard as you can," he said after the game.

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    Now it's up to the NFL to decide whether Beckham needs to take a seat.

    The league will review all of the WWE-style shenanigans, including what really did look like wrestling moves, that went on between Beckham and Norman during unbeaten Carolina's 38-35 victory over New York on Sunday.

    "He did lose his composure," Coughlin said about Beckham.

    Norman's assessment?

    "Obviously he was on display, and we really got to see who he is," Norman said.

    He added, " He's got the maturity of a little kid."

    Beckham drew three penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct but never was ushered off the field. That meant he was still in the game with less than 2 minutes left, when he caught the tying TD pass capping the Giants' rally from a 28-point deficit; the Panthers wound up winning on a final-play field goal to improve to 14-0.

    "I hope the league offices get a chance to review the film and see what they can do, because players like that don't deserve to be in the game," Norman said. "I mean, it's ridiculous."

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