Odell Beckham: Refs said I’d be thrown out if I did anything

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The Odell Beckham-Josh Norman rematch started with officials talking to both players before the game to tell them to be on their best behavior and the game unfolded without any scrapes between the two men.

Beckham did wind up with a bruise under his right eye, although that appeared to come from a kicking net on the sideline that reacted to a shot by Beckham by bouncing back to hit him in the head. Beckham, who was flagged for offensive pass interference late in the game, said he didn’t remember how he got the welt after the game, but did recall what the officials said to him before the 29-27 Redskins victory.

“Today, they came up before the game and said, ‘If you do anything we’re throwing you out of the game.’ That was before the game,” Beckham said, via NJ.com. “There was no, ‘You get a warning.’ There wasn’t any of that. You’ve just got to be on your best behavior. Unfortunately, this is what we’ve come to. It’s not really football any more as much as it is all of the other things that play into it. … Today, I think we did a great job making it a lot about football even though there were a lot of outside implications that went on that kind of predetermined the matchup before it happened instead of letting us play football like we’ve done our entire lives.”

Norman said that officials told him not to make a “mockery” of the game, but didn’t say if they laid down the same zero tolerance message. He picked up a personal foul for hitting Giants receiver Sterling Shepard in the head when he was protected as a defenseless receiver. Norman was not penalized for grabbing Beckham and carrying him for a few steps on a first quarter play.

Norman and Beckham met on the field after the game and shared a hug. We’ll see if that detente holds for the second Redskins-Giants game this season.

46 responses to “Odell Beckham: Refs said I’d be thrown out if I did anything

  1. It seems to me…that Roger Goodell likes to play God.

    Started with the “absolutely” dumb 5 yard rule, which has caused more injuries, and turned the game into officials announcing.

    Then…the issues he created with Brady…to promote parity [ how does that one taste Roger?]

    Does anyone remember the Chiefs -Raiders games../.brawls…Otis Taylor, Jack Tatum etc…You may have hated both, but you never missed their matchups.

    Roger wants these guys hitting w/their purses…and wearing high heels

  2. The NLF said that their first encounter was an embarrassment to the game but the media has beaten this story like a rented mule ! It affected the game to some extent you could not say boo to Norman today without a flag !

  3. “There was no, ‘You get a warning.’ There wasn’t any of that. You’ve just got to be on your best behavior. Unfortunately, this is what we’ve come to. It’s not really football any more as much as it is all of the other things that play into it.”

    With that quote, perhaps he should join those BLM renegades.

    The lack of common sense no longer shocks me.

  4. Well you tried to blind sode decapitate him last time id say the pregame warning was plenty. Odell did well again but Norman gets the last laugh again. Nice pick on the final drive OBJ

  5. leatherface2012- please you and everyone else stop complaining like little children. In case you forgot Odell should have been tossed last year for his childlike behavior. Just bc the guy is a beast doesn’t mean he can act like a little child and throw fits. Considering there was prior history between these two players coming up to them before the game to give them a warning is COMPLETELY NORMAL FAIR AND THE RIGHT CALL.. Him telling him this pre game doesn’t change the game what so ever..

    Not a fan of either team no dog in this race I think Beckham is a beast but he feels way to entitled with all the attention he’s getting bc this happens every single game as the refs know about key players to watch for things like chop blocks fights or pass interference. This is a NOT story and if Beckham seriously is complaining he’s a punk.

    Go hawks!

  6. It’s funny that he’s complaining about not getting a warning while talking about how the officials came to him before the game and gave him a warning.

    I would guess Norman was told the same thing. And if Beckham, or Norman, wants to be upset about it, perhaps they shouldn’t have acted like idiots last year.

  7. Beckham is dirty. Spits on other players, I would like to thank the refs for keeping it a football game and not what Beckham thinks football is

  8. OBJ is on his way to becoming the biggest DB in the league…and what has he done for the Giants….what’s their won loss record with him starting…12-18….

  9. I really hope sensible people are starting to get a grasp on exactly how bad these stooges are that they worship.

    Brady , child out of wedlock only player ever suspended for cheating
    Von miller , druggie and juicer
    Rothlisberger, got away with rape
    Suh , i’d need a whole paragraph
    Josh brown, makes greg hardy look like a choir boy
    Odell beckham and norman , two complete punks
    Dez bryant , has his own category
    Bill belichick, TWICE docked draft picks and fined 100.000
    L’eveon bell, druggie
    Randy gregory
    Demarcus lawrence ….ditto
    Adrian petersen ??
    I can go on and on and on

  10. Made his fame on one catch aided by tacky receiver’s gloves. He is a good receiver but that catch went to his head. If stickum is outlawed so should those gloves. Why not bring back tear away jerseys for running backs. They are both artificial aids.

  11. The Truth says:
    Sep 25, 2016 7:09 PM

    I really hope sensible people are starting to get a grasp on exactly how bad these stooges are that they worship.

    Brady , child out of wedlock only player ever suspended for cheating
    Von miller , druggie and juicer
    Rothlisberger, got away with rape
    Suh , i’d need a whole paragraph
    Josh brown, makes greg hardy look like a choir boy
    Odell beckham and norman , two complete punks
    Dez bryant , has his own category
    Bill belichick, TWICE docked draft picks and fined 100.000
    L’eveon bell, druggie
    Randy gregory
    Demarcus lawrence ….ditto
    Adrian petersen ??
    I can go on and on and

    Yes, please go.

  12. They told him that, then let Norman get away with several things that were worthy of ejection with “zero tolerance” as they claimed.

    Then throw out Richburg on a clean block.

    Then that roughing call.

    Unreal. Why send an inexperienced officiating crew to this game SMH.

  13. Truth. I agree except for druggie thing. If it’s weed it’s healthier than the man made stuff they feed you. That is the poison.
    P.S. I don’t smoke . Matter of fact I hate the stuff.

  14. Dez bryant , has his own category
    Bill belichick, TWICE docked draft picks and fined 100.000
    L’eveon bell, druggie
    Randy gregory
    Demarcus lawrence ….ditto
    Adrian petersen ??
    I can go on and on and
    ————
    Who is YOUT team by the way?

  15. Unfortunately, this is what we’ve come to. … after you and that other tick turd put one of the best examples of how not to act like a professional football player.

  16. famundacheese says:
    Sep 25, 2016 6:58 PM
    Hey Giants fans, tell me how good your defense is again
    ========================================

    Since you asked, our defense is nasty. You can’t run on us, and if we have our starters in, you can’t go deep on us. If the offense can pitch in by not making 3 TO’s a game, the scores would be much different. If you’re a Washington Football Team fan, consider yourself lucky you got a win today. We did our best to hand it to you with our turnovers.

  17. @angry orange man

    The refs handed a free possession with that terrible punt return fumble at the beginning of the game.

  18. All that talking all the weemen did all week and to not post Cruz? Then to get on here and see weemen fans blaming the refs? Wow! Take after your whiney superstar much? Hell of a win for the REDSKINS!

  19. Angry-
    If your defense is good (not great) then you are watching different game than the rest of us. Janoris Jenkins running his mouth… was he on the field yesterday? Sheli is awful. The weemen will be god awful this year because all the discipline Coughlin instilled is GONE!

  20. How about the ending with their helmets the weemen did all day…… Did’t work out for them but I would imagine a boat load of fines are coming down on the weemen.
    By the way that personal foul low hit on Sheli was complete crap.

  21. randalpnaditch says:
    Sep 25, 2016 7:21 PM
    Made his fame on one catch aided by tacky receiver’s gloves.
    ________________________

    If he dropped that ball, he would still be the fastest receiver to 200 receptions in the history of the game.

  22. He’s a brilliant receiver, but is Dez Bryants unstable cousin. He should have been ejected when he speared Norman last year. He is a moron that blames everyone for his stupidity. If he only had a brain…

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