Giants suspend Eli Apple for Week 17
Eli Apple’s very difficult sophomore NFL season is over.
The New York Giants announced Monday they’d suspended the cornerback for the final game of the 2017 season. Interim general manager Kevin Abrams cited “a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team.”
One reason for the suspension was that, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan and Dan Graziano, Apple argued with several coaches during Wednesday’s practice, which helped trigger the punishment.
Eli Apple’s suspension today was due in part to his refusal to take the field with the scout team, source says. @RapSheet says he then got into it with a coach.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 27, 2017
It’s a fitting end to a tumultuous Giants season. It’s also safe to say that, even if we don’t have details, there may actually be some truth in the resentment from Giants players toward the second-year cornerback. At this point, it is reasonable to ask if Apple will be afforded a third year with the franchise, with a fresh start looming at many levels of the organization.