The Giants have suspended cornerback Eli Apple for the final week of the season, the team announced. He will not play in the team’s home game against the Redskins. Interim general manager Kevin Abrams and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo told Apple Wednesday afternoon. “We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team,” Abrams said, according to Sports Illustrated.
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 27, 2017
Apple has been struggling off and on this season and has been benched multiple times. He blew up during a film session and has had personal issues as well, like his mother’s brain surgery and a hip injury.
This comes a day after Landon Collins alluded to Apple as a “cancer” on Tuesday during an interview with “The Michael Key Show.” Collins apologized Wednesday and tweeted that he met with Spagnuolo and Apple to apologize for what he said.
I met with Coach Spags and Eli this morning and I apologized for the things I said yesterday. I never stop supporting my brother/teammate Eli and the rest of my teammates as we move forward. Just want him to know I’m always here for him ?@EliApple13
— LANDON COLLINS (@TheHumble_21) December 27, 2017