New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham racked up a paltry 23 yards on three separate receptions during his team’s 24-10 thrashing by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, the lowest in his football career so far. And, as if that was not bad enough for the star wideout, Beckham’s behavior was also very unsportsmanlike, causing his to pick up an unnecessary conduct penalty and costing his team.
The 23-year old had a verbal altercation with Vikings’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes after being hit out of bounds on a play. Despite the fact that it was clear to everybody that the penalty was justifiable, after the match Odell told reporters that he often feels like referees are judging him to another standard of rules compared to fellow players.
Beckham also added that he often feels the need to protect himself at all times from the decisions of the match officials, feeling that they’re always against him.
Immediately after making these allegations in the locker room, Odell was spotted by reporters speaking to the New York Giants’ general manager Jerry Reese.
But far from it, this is not the first time that Beckham has found himself on the wrong side of the NFL rules and regulations. In fact, his actions are often cited as a source of great concern for Giants’ coach Ben McAdoo.
Just two weeks ago, the diminutive wideout was fined $36,000 for an ugly crackback block on Saints’ safety Kenny Vaccaro, his 6th fine in just over two seasons.