Giants suspend Apple for final week of season
The New York Giants suspended cornerback Eli Apple for Sunday's NFL regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins.
New York announced the ban on Wednesday, citing Apple's behaviour.
"We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behaviour that is conduct detrimental to the team," interim general manager Kevin Abrams said in a statement.
The Giants selected Apple with the 10th overall pick in 2016, but after a promising rookie year, his 2017 season has been full of drama.
Most recently, fellow defensive back Landon Collins called Apple "a cancer" after he missed several practices earlier this year and showed poor effort on several plays in games.
Collins would later apologise to the 22-year-old during a team meeting.
Apple played in 11 games this season while making seven starts. He finished the year with 49 tackles and eight passes defended for the two-win Giants.