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Odell Beckham blocked us on Twitter

At a time when it’s still not clear whether Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. can handle the pressure and stress of playing professional football against the likes of Josh Norman, Beckham apparently can’t handle fair criticism regarding his current failure to participate in offseason workouts.

Beckham has, at some point in the past week or so, blocked the PFT Twitter feed, presumably in retaliation for one or more of the things we’ve written about him. But here’s the thing: We haven’t written or said anything that could be objectively regarded as unfair or inappropriate.

The item that triggered Beckham likely came on Memorial Day Weekend, when I pointed out that Beckham should be criticized not for skipping voluntary drills (he has every right to do so) but for failing to directly explain why he’s not there. He instead had opted for silence and, indirectly, defiance, retweeting messages of support — including one that said “I’m sick of folks acting like star athletes must always do what a coach asks.”

I also pointed out that, by working out out on his own, Beckham risks the kind of injury that would jeopardize his $1.8 million base salary for 2017, and his $8.4 million guaranteed-for-injury-at-work-only option salary for 2018.

The Beckham block was discovered while attempting to scan his Twitter page for any additional passive-aggressive messages, given that he recently confirmed (sort of) the reason for his absence by retweeting a message regarding his desire for a new contract. Despite the past consequences of daring to call him out, I still firmly believe that a player whom the team hopes will grow up should do the adult thing and explain his absence with his own voice, not with someone else’s.

I also believe he’s going to have a harder time than expected dealing with the ever-expanding realties of being a celebrity athlete if the things we’ve said and written are enough to get him to press the “block” button.

Unless he’s simply taking a page from the Ben Roethlisberger playbook and blocking pretty much everyone.

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36 Responses to “Odell Beckham blocked us on Twitter”
  1. weepingjebus says: Jun 7, 2017 11:08 AM

    All that time on his phone was making the kicking net jealous.

  2. doe22us says: Jun 7, 2017 11:11 AM

    At the end of the day, what does it matter. He is going to show up week 1 and ball out the whole season, absent injury. Sorry your feelings are hurt tho over twitter lol…

  3. collectordude says: Jun 7, 2017 11:13 AM

    Beckham is nothing more than another diva WR.
    All flash no substance.

  4. comments321 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:14 AM

    Mike you sound like a spurned high school girlfriend.

  5. fanfrommontreal says: Jun 7, 2017 11:15 AM

    Weak.

  6. swellbuilt says: Jun 7, 2017 11:18 AM

    One-fingered block

  7. raidernation210 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:25 AM

    you mad bro

  8. niners816 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:26 AM

    Maybe he just finds you annoying like the majority of people.

  9. doubleb31 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:29 AM

    Head case

  10. hawksfansince77 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM

    If I could block just your Kaepernick articles, that would be great!

  11. RegisHawk says: Jun 7, 2017 11:35 AM

    …Beckham should be criticized not for skipping voluntary drills (he has every right to do so) but for failing to directly explain why he’s not there.

    Are you his mommy?

  12. joetoronto says: Jun 7, 2017 11:36 AM

    I don’t blame him, you guys are worse than the National Enquirer.

  13. ipeefreelyagain says: Jun 7, 2017 11:42 AM

    Sometimes rumor mill websites get blocked. Imagine that.

  14. bradygirl12 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:42 AM

    I see he’s in full-blown baby mode again. It’s astounding that Mara wants him to be a Giant for life.

  15. wlubake says: Jun 7, 2017 11:45 AM

    Odell is as thin-skinned as someone who gets upset over being blocked on Twitter.

  16. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:48 AM

    Beckham has the most fragile ego in the league now that RGFragileEgo is out.

    Such a sensitive young man. Any team would be foolish to give this guy a big new contract when his current one runs out.

  17. cmich2006 says: Jun 7, 2017 11:55 AM

    Somebody catching feelings and it isn’t OBJ

  18. defscottyb says: Jun 7, 2017 11:57 AM

    Good… it’s none if your business.

  19. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jun 7, 2017 11:59 AM

    Hell hath no fury like a diva scorned.

  20. Lisa_the_Greek says: Jun 7, 2017 12:00 PM

    Good

  21. mrm2016 says: Jun 7, 2017 12:06 PM

    trade him

  22. jklecko77hof says: Jun 7, 2017 12:11 PM

    Pot, meet kettle.

  23. amishninjas says: Jun 7, 2017 12:13 PM

    Why does he owe anyone an explanation about why he isn’t showing up?

  24. jman967 says: Jun 7, 2017 12:22 PM

    Is Beckham blocking you the same as you deleting my posts for calling you thin skinned?

  25. charger383 says: Jun 7, 2017 12:25 PM

    DBs can just say PFT to him and he will go off.

  26. xcerebus1 says: Jun 7, 2017 12:27 PM

    Big deal. What does that have to do with football?

  27. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Jun 7, 2017 12:38 PM

    So, you delete our posts and your clown college football writer John Taylor blocked me from college football tall because i ripped on Suckeye fan.

    Dont be a hypocrite

  28. amaf21 says: Jun 7, 2017 12:43 PM

    He’s tired of reading all your Kap articles.

  29. pkrlvr says: Jun 7, 2017 1:28 PM

    “I’m sick of folks acting like star athletes must always do what a coach asks.”
    ———–
    $10.2 million over the next two years and he doesn’t think he needs to do what the coach asks? I deal with this all the time in my business, but those people make $9 an hour. For OBJ money I can’t think of a damn thing I wouldn’t do.

  30. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Jun 7, 2017 1:38 PM

    The Giants will kick themselves for not trading this cancer while they could get something for him

  31. uab9253 says: Jun 7, 2017 1:54 PM

    He’s soft. Like good lobster tail. Soft.

  32. vottorific says: Jun 7, 2017 1:56 PM

    Seems pretty simple to me. He wants more money.

  33. 'boys4life says: Jun 7, 2017 3:10 PM

    He’s a prima dona, a legend in his own time, I mean, mind. He hangs out with Cris Carter, what do you expect?

  34. ajgreenhof says: Jun 7, 2017 4:05 PM

    “The Beckham block was discovered while attempting to scan his Twitter page for any additional passive-aggressive messages.”

    Sounds like Odell made a good call.

  35. mitybuc says: Jun 7, 2017 7:12 PM

    Love PFT but….HAHA!

    Dude’s not mature but unbelievable when he’s on.

  36. mxfootballfan says: Jun 14, 2017 4:21 PM

    First I thought Odell was right
    Unless he has a fair
    Contract, he shouldn’t be there
    Keep training on your end

    Fact is he’s a good player
    Losing him would be awful for the Giants
    Or even, for the league
    Reality is he is a marquee player
    Is he mature?
    Of course not.

    In this league as in lot of things, it’s all about the capital ($$) of the people involved.

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