The New York Giants’ drama-filled season took yet another turn mere day before it’s set to come to a conclusion.
The team announced on Wednesday that it has suspended cornerback Eli Apple for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.
“We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team,” interim GM Kevin Abrams said, via the team’s official website.
Apple has been involved in a public war of words with Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins, who just recently called the second-year cornerback a “cancer” in the locker room.
This represents the third Giants cornerback to be suspended this season. Both Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were suspended by former head coach Ben McAdoo prior to Apple’s suspension.
It’s not yet known what this means for Apple’s future in the Big Apple. A top-10 pick out of Ohio State in 2016, he simply has not lived up to expectations. Add in serious maturity concerns, and this could be the end of the line for him with the Giants.