New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple’s season has come to an end.
On Wednesday, the Giants announced that the defensive back has been suspended for Week 17 after a pattern of behavior that has been deemed conduct detrimental to the team.
Apple was informed of his suspension by 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 in a brief statement released on the team’s official website.
The suspension comes a day after teammate Landon Collins called Apple a “cancer” to the team.
“There is only one corner who needs to grow up and we all know who that is,” Collins said during a visit to 98.7 FM in New York, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. “That would be the only person I would change out of our secondary group. Besides, the other two guys, [Rodgers-Cromarie] and [Jenkins], I love those two guys. They play hard. They love what they do. That first pick. . . . He’s a cancer.”
Collins has since apologized for his comments.
With the way Apple’s relationship with the team and his teammates appears to be going, it will be best for the two sides to part ways during the offseason whether it be by trade or release.
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