NEW YORK (WFAN) — Odell Beckham Jr. says his “amazing amount” of God-given talent has become a curse as referees are quick to penalize him for his actions on the field.
WFAN’s Mike Francesa says the Giants wide receiver’s comments are proof the he is spiraling out of control.
The fiery Beckham was flagged for taunting after making a second-quarter reception along the sidelines in Monday night’s loss at Minnesota.
“There’s never any explanation (from the refs),” Beckham told reporters. “It’s always — it’s just my fault. That’s all I look at it as is my fault. Whatever you want to call it, I just have to understand if I sneeze the wrong way, it’ll be a flag; it’ll be a fine. If I tie my shoe the wrong way, it might be a fine or a flag. It is what it is.”
Beckham said it’s tough “to understand that, for a 23-year-old who has been blessed with a lot. God has gifted me an amazing amount of ability. … It seems like it’s all working against you.”
After listening to audio of the comments during his show Tuesday, Francesa ripped into Beckham.
“Folks, what you just heard is everything that is wrong,” he said. “First of all, he should never talk about himself like that. He hasn’t accomplished enough yet to do that. Yes, he’s had good numbers. His team has been a loser since he’s been here. And it’s still about winning. It’s not about stats.
“Yes, he’s gifted, but let other people say that.
“And then this whole victim deal, where he’s being singled out. Look at the play last night. Go look at what happened. He overreacted to what was a fair hit. You’re playing two-hand touch now? They’re not allowed to touch you? The reason he went off on a rage is because he was already over on the sideline earlier in the game complaining that he hadn’t gotten the ball yet.”
Francesa added that people might be witnessing “the absolute ruination of a great talent.”
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