Odell Beckham is having a rough start to the 2016-17 NFL season as he recently expressed his frustrations with the officials. However, the latest NFL rumors imply that OBJ is also not having fun playing football anymore which means he could be walking away from the game.
Beckham Jr. got a taunting penalty in the Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings courtesy of cornerback Xavier Rhodes. But it is not the first time this season that he has been penalized for his bad behavior on the field.
The 23-year-old crack blocked New Orleans Saints safety, Kenny Vaccaro, in Week 2 which resulted in $36,000 fine from the NFL. In Week 3, he took out his anger on a kicking net but the net retaliated by hitting him in the face. It added to the frustration of losing to rival Josh Norman and the Washington Redskins.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Odell Beckham Jr. continued to express his frustrations and revealed that he is not having fun playing football. It is worrying claim from the two-time Pro Bowler and the New York Giants should monitor his situation closely.
“Football is my sanctuary. It’s where I go to escape. It’s where I’m most happy. I’m not having fun anymore,” Beckham Jr. said.
However, Giants quarterback called out his wide receiver by saying that he should not let his emotions get to him. He wants his WR to play smart because opponents and officials are out to get him every time.
“People are looking for him. He’s got to play smart, and he can’t afford to do anything there. They’re going to call him. He’s brought that on himself, and he’s got to realize that,” Manning told the New York Daily News.
Former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin also had the same advice for Odell Beckham Jr. in an appearance on the CBS Network’s We Need to Talk. He thinks his former player has to keep his emotions in check before he becomes a bigger distraction to the team.
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