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Odell Beckham suspension: Appeal will be heard Wednesday

Will Beckham play Sunday against Minnesota?

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Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants will have the appeal of his one-game suspension heard on Wednesday, according to a report that came first from Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

Beckham was suspended for "multiple violations of safety-related playing rules" during Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Beckham, of course, drew three unnecessary roughness penalties, the worst of which was when he launched himself into Josh Norman, striking him helmet-to-helmet.

The Giants (6-8) face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. If the Washington Redskins defeat the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, the Giants will be eliminated from the NFC East title race when they take the field. If Washington loses, the Giants will still be in the playoff hunt when the game begins.

Here is part of the statement the league sent to Beckham when the suspension was announced:

"At numerous times during yesterday's game against the Carolina Panthers, your actions placed a fellow player at unnecessary risk...and clearly did not represent the high standards of sportsmanship expected."

The appeal will be heard by James Thrash.