Sam Beal pleads guilty to two gun-related charges in Ohio

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Cornerback Sam Beal already faced long odds to make the Giants’ roster. Now, he faces NFL discipline.

Art Stapleton of northjersey.com reports that Beal pleaded guilty June 3 to two gun-related charges in Ohio stemming from his arrest June 2, 2020. His arrest near Cleveland was not previously reported.

Beal entered a pretrial diversion program and was placed on two years probation. He also was ordered to pay court costs and court-appointed attorney fees.

Police pulled over the former third-round supplemental draft pick for a traffic violation. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, improperly handling a firearm in a vehicle and marijuana possession.

Beal opted out of the 2020 season over COVID-19 concerns.

He has played only six of a possible 48 games in three years and has 26 tackles, one pass deflection and zero interceptions. Beal cost the Giants a third-round choice in 2019, so he is proving an expensive mistake.

The Giants could cut their losses, though, saving $851,118 against the salary cap if they cut him. He has two years remaining on his contract and has a $1.1 million cap hit in 2021 and $1.28 million in 2022.

5 responses to “Sam Beal pleads guilty to two gun-related charges in Ohio

  1. The pinheads who urinate away tens of millions of dollars, and unnecessarily shorten their nine-figure careers (plus endorsements) with stupid choices are boggling — most of us cannot even fully comprehend spending and earning in those stratospheres.

    It’s these fringe guys, who in their short few years can earn a couple of million — enough for a drastically different quality of life regardless of how they wish to spend their next 50-plus years!

    Start a business, pursue a degree or few –even if all you want is your favorite cold beer and great football channels you could stretch it that far if you’re super careful.

    Why can’t these guys, with such a potentially different quality of life hold it together those few years, and save their moronic public boorish rampages for their geriatric late 20s?

  2. Avoiding the politics here (I hate politics) but I do not get gun culture anyway. And it isn’t just athletes or “certain athletes”. It is pervasive. This guy is “just good enough” to make a roster, just unlucky enough to not stay healthy, and completely dumb enough to throw it away to “feel like a tough guy”. He isn’t alone. I don’t know about all this go to school (he did) get a job talk (he for now has one), but I do know that he clearly isn’t smart enough for either. Hope he grows up before that stupidity affects someone else.

  3. Being a Giants fan, I want to tear into this guy, but tbh I feel sorry that he worked his whole life to get to this career to throw it away on a crap decision. I hope he moves forward in a positive direction and rebounds, just not for the Giants unfortunately. Same feeling applied to DeAndre Baker although his story was a tad more rediculous. Just wished kids like Beal knew how lucky they are to be able to get close to something that 99.99 percent of the world can only dream of. Go Gmen. Amen.

  4. Why can’t these guys, with such a potentially different quality of life hold it together those few years, and save their moronic public boorish rampages for their geriatric late 20s?
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    I would imagine more do than we know about. Gronk, Marshawn Lynch, and Alvin Kamara happen to be three superstars who have claimed to never have spent a dime of their NFL salaries, and live purely off of endorsement money. For every superstar, there are ten average players and another ten “nobodies”. Its likely that many of them share the same business plan. We just hear about the knuckleheads.

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