The Giants have finally had enough of Eli Apple. The second-year cornerback, mired in myriad on-the-field and off-the-field issues, was suspended Wednesday for the final week of the season, including Sunday’s season finale against the Redskins at MetLife Stadium. Apple was informed of the suspension during an afternoon meeting with interim general manager Kevin Abrams and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo. “We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team,” Abrams said. The Giants reportedly handed down the punishment after Apple refused to play with the scout team in practice Wednesday and then argued with a coach, according to NFL Network. A day after safety Landon Collins went on the radio and called Apple a “cancer’’ who needs to be removed from the team, the Giants finally had enough. Apple milled around his locker after practice Wednesday and refused to speak with members of the media. He excused himself and walked away saying, “I gotta take a s—t.’’ Not long after that crude exit, the Giants announced the suspension. Apple becomes the third cornerback hit with a suspension this season, joining Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins.
Giants suspend Eli Apple
New York Post | Dec 27