BREAKING: Giants Suspend CB Eli Apple For Refusing To Practice And Fighting With Coach

The Giants are fed up with Eli Apple.

The second-year cornerback was suspended on Wednesday for the team’s final game of the season against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium.

Apple was informed of the suspension during an afternoon meeting with interim general manager Kevin Abrams and interm head coach Steve Spagnuolo:


“We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team,” Abrams said in the Giants press release.

The Giants reportedly handed down the suspension after Apple refused to take part with the scout team in practice Wednesday and proceeded to argue with a coach, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:

The suspension comes a day after safety Landon Collins went on ESPN Radio and publicly called Eli Apple a “cancer” who needs to be removed from the team and the Giants seemed to agree with that sentiment.

In addition to refusing to practice with the scout team, Apple refused to speak with members of the media. On numerous occasions, Apple excused himself and walked away saying, “I gotta take a sh*t”:

Apple becomes the third cornerback to be suspended this season, joining Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins.

The Giants end their miserable campaign on Sunday as a long offseason awaits Big Blue.

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