While sending out an apology to his team and fans, OBJ said he only appealed the ban because he felt he owed it to his team to fight to play on Sunday night.
The suspension was announced on Monday after the Giants' receiver was flagged three times for unnecessary roughness while battling with Norman. The league stated that Beckham's actions put his opponents "at unnecessary risk of injury" during New York's 38-35 loss to Carolina.
League president of football operations Merton Hanks said actions like that "will not be tolerated" by the NFL.
Beckham appealed the suspension in New York on Wednesday, and the decision was finalized just before 5:30 pm EST. The Pro Bowl receiver would then send out an apology both through the team and via Twitter.
Many analysts couldn't believe that Beckham was not ejected during the game, but also thought Norman should be punished by the league as well. That feeling comes from the old adage "it takes two to tango." The league followed that motto by fining the Panthers' defensive back $26,044 for his involvement in the scuffles.
But it was Beckham who took the harsh punishment, and rightfully so, as he will miss the Giants' Sunday Night Football showdown with the Minnesota Vikings, a battle of two teams fighting for a playoff spot.