Despite suspension for antics vs. Panthers, Odell Beckham is having a Pro Bowl season.
Finally there could be some hitting in the Pro Bowl.
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and his sparring partner, Panthers defensive back Josh Norman, were both named Pro Bowl selections, the NFL announced on Tuesday. There is the possibility they could even end up on the same team.
The Giants receiver and Panthers cornerback are due to meet up in Hawaii on Jan. 31 for an encounter that’s sure to spark some friction if they do not put an end to their famous feud.
Beckham viciously went after Norman for most of Sunday’s loss, earning three roughness penalties and a one-game suspension for his efforts. He has told friends that Norman and the Panthers taunted him before the game with a baseball bat and gay slurs.
Beckham played in the NFL’s all-star game as a rookie last season, after being named a Pro Bowl alternate. Beckham ranks third in the NFL with 1,396 receiving yards and he’s tied with Seattle’s Doug Baldwin and Jacksonville’s Allen Robinson for the league lead in receiving touchdowns (13).
Beckham is the Giants’ lone Pro Bowler this season.
Two special teams players — kicker Josh Brown and return man Dwayne Harris — were voted first alternates.
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