The conversation about the recent outbursts of Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has reached the Vatican.
Of course, the Pope hasn’t weighed in yet (we’re still waiting for his hot take on Colin Kaepernick), but Giants owner John Mara was at a conference on faith and sport in Vatican City, and offered his thoughts on his most visible and volatile employee.
“He’s a young man who is very emotional but he’s basically a very good young man who does a lot of good things off the field,” Mara said, via the Associated Press. “But he plays the game with a lot of passion and sometimes he goes a little too far. . . .
“But that’s true with a lot of players. Unfortunately for him it seems like everybody’s focused on him right now.”
They’re focused on him primarily because Beckham continues to make a spectacle of himself, one visible even from the Holy See. But Mara’s response is interesting, as the team would clearly like Beckham to settle down, without running the risk of alienating one of their best players.