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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is back from his one-game suspension and will be available during the team’s final game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles.  Beckham was suspended for his actions during the Giants game against the Carolina Panthers.  Beckham says he’s learned from the experience but won’t change the way he plays the game.

“I don’t think anything’s going to change except learning from this experience,” Beckham said after Giants practice Wednesday. “I don’t think I’m going to play with any less intensity. I don’t think I’m going to play with any less emotion.”

Beckham incurred three personal fouls for his aggressive and violent actions on the field during the Giants loss to the Panthers.  He lost control on multiple occasions; his main target was Josh Norman whom he launched a deliberate helmet-to-helmet hit at after a play.  It was later revealed a Panthers player carrying a baseball bat (part of Carolina’s normal pregame ritual) had a confrontation with Beckham and other players attacked him with homophobic slurs.

Asked if he’d spoken with Norman since the game, Beckham said, “Ah, no.”

Asked about the baseball bat, Beckham said, “Pretty irrelevant now. The suspension’s over, we move forward.”

Asked about what was said to him on the field by the opposition, Beckham said, “Words are words.”

“It’s just unfortunate,” Beckham said. “You never want to do that on the field. To be caught up in such a moment, you don’t want to put the team in that situation and you don’t want to show that to kids. I wasn’t controlling myself and I ended up hurting my team. It’s poor sportsmanship and not something you want to put on film. Everything is under your control and ultimately it’s up to you. You can’t do that type of stuff.”

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source: ESPN