Adrian Peterson suspension: Hang Up and Listen on Odell Beckham Jr.’s catch, the NFL’s painkiller problem, and how sports leagues use suspensions for public relations.

Would Odell Beckham Jr. Have Made That Catch Without His Awesome, Football-Snagging Gloves?

Would Odell Beckham Jr. Have Made That Catch Without His Awesome, Football-Snagging Gloves?

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Nov. 24 2014 9:17 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Beckham Doesn’t Need Stickum Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Odell Beckham Jr.’s amazing catch, painkiller usage in the NFL, and Adrian Peterson’s extended suspension.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s amazing catch for the New York Giants and the aesthetics of the one-handed grab. Author and former Broncos receiver Nate Jackson also joins the show to talk about the Drug Enforcement Administration’s investigation into prescription drug use in NFL locker rooms and what drug enforcement agents are likely to find there. Finally, they assess whether there’s merit to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s appeal of his indefinite suspension and ponder whether NBA commissioner Adam Silver is turning into Roger Goodell.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Stickums:

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Mike’s Stickum: Is Anthony Davis having one of the best seasons in NBA history?

Stefan’s Stickum: Celebrating an unassuming Faroe Islander soccer star who just helped pulled off one of the biggest upsets ever.

Josh’s Stickum: Reminding us that humans still matter, even in a world where chess matches can last eight years.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca provide advice for keeping up with all of this year’s Thanksgiving Day football. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production by Joel Meyer and edit by Alexis Diao. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.