Odell Beckham Jr. found himself in the headlines last week after a model came out with some pretty salacious claims.
Essentially, she accused the Cleveland Browns wide receiver of having some very specific bedroom-slash-bathroom preferences that she wasn’t quite expecting.
“He loves to be ******* on,” Slim Danger, Chief Keef’s baby mama, said.
“He wanted me to come on a plane and he was like, ‘Make sure you don’t have any underwear, don’t take a shower for twenty-four hours,’” she added.
“He was like, ‘Take a picture of you ********.’ I was like, alright, ****, I can do that. I took a whole video, *****!”
This week, Beckham finally addressed the accusation head on.
“Of every rumor and situation, all the ******** I’ve dealt with in my career, this was the funniest shit,” he said.
“I have never, ever in my life heard this one. I couldn’t even believe it.”
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Even when the rumor initially came out, Beckham handled the whole situation extremely well.
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Rather than take it seriously, he started posting a bunch of jokes regarding it on social media. His early response really diffused the situation.
Had Beckham come out aggressively and defensively, the whole thing likely would have gone much differently.
The likeliest answer for why Beckham isn’t taking any of this to heart is that he has bigger fish to fry.
His Browns are facing a big year and he is an essential part of any potential success they will or will not experience.
These Suns players gotta be more careful. https://t.co/DJLSnzOPTM
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 18, 2020
On Thursday night, Cleveland picked up a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Beckham finished with one touchdown and 74 yards on four receptions.
So far in 18 games with the Browns, Beckham has recorded five scores. Compare that to the 44 touchdowns in 59 games that he amassed with the New York Giants, and you will understand why his mind is on football right now – not random women.
This is a big year for Beckham. It will be interesting to see how he responds. Not getting distracted by scandalous accusations from fame-hungry models is a good start.
Now he just needs to deliver on the field and justify the investment that the Browns made in him.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.