Giants seek explanation of decisions involving Beckham


The New York Giants are seeking clarification from the NFL regarding officiating decisions involving star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during last Sunday's defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

New York suffered a 24-14 loss at Heinz Field, but the reverse was not the only thing that left them disappointed.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo believes Beckham was the victim of pass interference on several occasions during the game and that flags should have been thrown by the officials.

"I would say I thought there were a few times that he may have been interfered with," McAdoo said.

"But that is part of the process. We're going to send it in to New York and to the officials [in the NFL office] and let them take a look at it and get some feedback from it and some clarification."

The game was officiated by referee Terry McAulay's crew, which has a contentious history with the Giants.

That group called the game between the Giants and the Carolina Panthers last year in which Josh Norman and Beckham got into multiple spats, as well as the meeting with Norman's new team, the Washington Redskins, this season.

Prior to the latter contest, Beckham was warned he would be thrown out of the game if he was involved in any similar incidents.

"We don't have control over any of that, and we have a process to gain clarification on calls that are made during the course of a game," McAdoo said. "We're going to get plenty of use out of that process this week and, other than that, we need to focus on what we can control and learn from this game and prepare for the next."

Beckham expressed dissatisfaction with the way McAulay and his crew called the game, but insisted it was not the reason the Giants lost.

McAdoo, Beckham and the rest of the Giants will not have to deal with McAulay and his officials for the rest of the season because a crew cannot work a team's games more than twice.