Odell Beckham on fame: Be careful what you ask for

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In his first two NFL seasons, wide receiver Odell Beckham has been one of the league’s best receivers while playing in a big media market and showing little discomfort with showing off his personality while he’s on or off the field.

It’s little surprise that combination has gotten Beckham attention for things other than catching footballs. Among this offseason’s highlights were breathless reports about his flirtations with a member of the Kardashian clan, cementing Beckham in the inner circle of America’s ever-growing gossip industry.

There were plenty of other tidbits that kept Beckham in the spotlight, something says he feels differently about now than he did when he felt he wasn’t being paid enough attention by the world at large.

“I remember coming into the league, there were guys like Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, I wanted to be talked about the way they were talked about,” Beckham said, via NJ.com. “I tell people now, ‘Be careful what you ask for,’ because I used to crave that, I used to want to be talked about, and people to know what I’m capable of. And now, people want to know everything. They want to know each and every detail.”

Beckham bemoaned that his growing fame causes “so much distraction” for the rest of the team, although it seems like that concern might be a bit overblown unless his teammates are spending more time on TMZ than in their playbooks. Quarterback Eli Manning said he’s grateful for the “good material” he gets when stories about Beckham pop up and jokes from teammates have caused Beckham to bristle in the past, but things should probably be just fine as long as Beckham keeps producing on the field between appearances on Page Six.

27 responses to “Odell Beckham on fame: Be careful what you ask for

  1. Those with character flaws don’t seem to be able to handle fame and fortune. There are a number of players in the league that do handle it well I would get professional to learn how to cope positively with your new lot in life.

  2. He loved the fame he do every endorsement hanging with the Kardashian give me a break Im a Giants fan but come Odell Beckham you’re everywhere with everybody nothing wrong with that but dont act like you dont like the spotlight because where ever the spolight is you’re their

  3. Said the right things. Worked hard this off season.

    He has to keep his cool on the field this year. He can make a huge step towards greatness with the supporting cast the Giants front office has put around him.

  4. This guy is such a coddled turd. This whole “LOOK AT ME!!! LOOK AT ME!!!” era centers around these primadonnas being told how great they are since they were pre-pubescent. Guy has no accountability as proven against Buffalo and Carolina and now lacks judgment by pursuing a Kardashian. Man up…do your job and collect your millions. Plenty of time to be a D-rate celebrity after football.

  5. This guy may be a great talent…but he is far from being a real pro
    He looked ridiculous against Norman last year, and big DB’s are gonna be right in his face …and in his head

  6. Memo to Odell – you’d probably stand a better chance of retaining some of your anonymity if you didn’t have that ridiculous bleached blond ‘do.

  7. No one has handled the NY media better than aw shucks EZ Eli, outsiders will never understand just how good he is at it. Obviously Beckham chose a different path. Hopefully he keeps in mind that the media only builds people up so they can knock them down. As long as he produces on the field and stays out of trouble I could care less what he does off of it. But given a choice, like the rest of the Giant faithful, I would prefer to only see his name on the stat sheet and the sports page.

  8. Nice to hear from the OBJ haters. Really, though, don’t y’all wish he were on your team? After all is done he will go down as one of the all-time greats.

  9. bocadiver1 says:
    Jun 15, 2016 9:50 AM
    Nice to hear from the OBJ haters. Really, though, don’t y’all wish he were on your team? After all is done he will go down as one of the all-time greats.

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    No, I don’t wish he was on my team. I think the Steelers have way better talent at his position. And they don’t try to kill people on the field.

  10. This clown makes 1 good circus catch and all you hear is about him and his terrible team!
    Can we find a new clown?
    How about one from Pittsburg!! Or Jacksonville

  11. suggsbradycrowder says:
    Jun 15, 2016 7:40 AM
    Wired… Tom Brady has double the attention and he never bitches.

    —–

    He just has a legion of fanboys do it for him.

  12. Yeah right! Ask if he would give it up for a 9-5 making $50-70K a year…. Zippy chance. He knew what he wanted, got what he wanted, loves what he has and would cry/die if he lost it all.

  13. suggsbradycrowder says:
    Jun 15, 2016 7:40 AM
    Wired… Tom Brady has double the attention and he never bitches

    No, lil’ tommy only sits on the corner and cries to himself.

    SheepleofNE

  14. I thought he would have been more clever than mixing with those time waster Kardasians if it’s true. I just get why these people get air time. But then again I don’t blame them, it the idiots that buy into this reality tv garbage.

  15. Better watch out OB. You keep hanging around that Kard Trash and that thing will turn purple fall right off you….

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