A referee, left, separates New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) and Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Julie Jacobson
December 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has fined Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman $26,044 for his role in several incidents involving Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants in Sunday's game.

Norman was fined twice Wednesday in the amounts of $17,363 and $8,681.

Beckham was suspended for New York's game Sunday against Minnesota, but Norman did not face a suspension. Beckham appealed his suspension and a hearing was held Wednesday.

Norman was docked the larger amount for striking Beckham in the head and neck area. The other fine was for a face-mask infraction.

Beckham and Norman began tangling at the outset of the game, which Carolina won 38-35. Beckham received three personal foul penalties and in the suspension announcement was cited by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Norman while the receiver was blocking.

Both players were voted to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.


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