By now, most people have seen Odell Beckham Jr.'s on-field behavior during yesterday's 38-35 loss to unbeaten Carolina. The Giants' star receiver and face of the franchise was called for three unsportsmanlike penalties, including a helmet to helmet hit on Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. Beckham Jr. was suspended for one game and fined by the NFL for his actions against Carolina, but now he is claiming that the Panthers threatened him with physical harm.

Deion Sanders made the media rounds today and appeared on both the Rich Eisen Show and the Stephen A. Smith Show. The Hall of Fame cornerback told both hosts that Norman wielded a baseball bat at Beckham Jr. before the game and threatened to end his career. That is what promoted the Giants star receiver to behave the way he did.

The baseball bat is nothing new to Panthers players or the NFL. Many have brought it out on the field before a game. However, pointing it at a player and threatening to end their career by swinging it in their direction is a little different. The NFL should still suspend Beckham Jr., but they should also investigate the Panthers to see if they crossed the line before the game.


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