Landon Collins apologizes for calling Eli Apple 'a cancer'

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Landon Collins apologizes for calling Eli Apple 'a cancer'

Landon Collins made some very strong remarks on Tuesday about New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple being a bad teammate, and the Pro Bowl safety says he has since apologized for them.

The Giants announced the suspension late Wednesday afternoon after Apple had participated in the practice.

"We have suspended Eli for a pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team", Abrams said in a brief statement released on the team's official website.

Collins (seen at left above) went on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York Tuesday, and in an interview with substitute host Bob Wischusen, called Apple (seen at right above) a "cancer".

"There's only just one corner that needs to grow, and we all know who that is", Collins said.

There has been a lot of back and forth between Collins and Apple recently in what has been a disappointing season for the former Ohio State star. "That first pick, he's a cancer".

"I met with Coach Spags and Eli this morning and I apologized for the things I said yesterday", Collins wrote. With the implication that he was a liar, Collins reportedly had to be restrained by his teammates from going after Apple, per NJ.com.

Head coach Ben McAdoo was sacked earlier in the month. Apple was inactive for four consecutive games from November 19 to December 10.

The second-year cornerback practiced with the team earlier in the day and there seemed to be no indication that he'd be suspended.

Apple appeared in 11 games with NY this season, making seven starts.

Apple has been struggling this season - a film session blow-up, his mother's brain surgery and a hip injury - and has been benched multiple times. After a decent rookie season, he did not play a defensive snap in Week 16.

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