A year after mentoring OBJ, Cris Carter seems to be fed up with him

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Last May, Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter mentored Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during the offseason, defending Beckham at a time many were criticizing him for not participating in voluntary offseason workouts.

Odell is going to grow up,” Carter said at the time. “That why’s he is bringing other people in his life so he can grow up. If he wasn’t trying to grow up, he wouldn’t be calling Cris Carter. He’s getting people to tell him all the right stuff. He wants to be better. Not only as a player, but emotionally, as a son, friend and teammate. He’s in the process of doing that.”

Ten months later, in the aftermath of the emergence of a video showing Beckham possibly with marijuana in a hotel room with a woman who possibly had cocaine, Carter has had enough.

I’m so disappointed in him,” Carter said Monday on his FS1 show. “I’m so disappointed, and I expect better from him. It’s enough of the excuses. Time for you to grow up, and stop acting like a little boy. If you want to be a national brand, damn act like it. If you want someone to pay you — the highest paid receiver in the history of the game, damn act like it. All right, because enough is enough. I’m sick of talking about him and the negative aspects. I can’t talk about his releases. I can’t talk about him catching the ball in traffic. Why? Because of this. And this matters. Your images in sports will always matter. And you’re in sports, you’re not some rapper. . . .

“This guys is an unbelievable talent, as talented as anyone that I have ever seen. So I’m disgusted with the whole thing. OBJ? Call me, man. Enough of this stupidness.”

Carter’s current words become even more striking when considering the lengths to which Carter went a year ago in defending Beckham’s pre-playoff game boat trip in Miami, and it’s possible connection to his poor performance against the Packers.

“He realized he was too hyped for the game and put too much pressure on himself after he dropped the first pass,” Carter said in May. “That created anxiety. He didn’t play well. He thought he was going to have a great game against Green Bay and destroy them. He tried to do too much after the first drop and that’s when the anxiety came. . . . What about all the [Giants] who didn’t go to Miami and played like horse manure?”

It now seems that Carter regards Beckham’s antics to be bull manure, a very strong reaction for a video that was inconclusive at best, possibly shot without Beckham’s knowledge.

36 responses to “A year after mentoring OBJ, Cris Carter seems to be fed up with him

  1. a very strong reaction for a video that was inconclusive at best, possibly shot without Beckham’s knowledge.
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    I bet Johnny Football wishes he had this many excuses made for him.

  2. “inconclusive at best”…really? Guy is HOLDING a joint with some chick cutting blow right in front of him and the camera…..and this is inconclusive at best? Let me tell you something; the strongest drug I have ever done is smoke week. I have actually never seen coke in person because I didn’t hang around people who used it. And those that might have, respected me enough not to use it or offer it to me. If he’s in the room with a chick doing blow, let me tell you, he’s doing it, too! If I’m the Giants, I am VERY skeptical of this guy and no way in hell I make him the highest paid receiver in football! I don’t care if it’s the off-season. You are still SUPPOSED to be a professional. Obviously this is something Beckham is not.

  3. If Im the Giants….he’s super talented…but might be time where the headache triumphs the talent. They could probably fleece some team for him in a trade.

    Actually, let me stop lying, I want the Giants to resign him for a lifetime deal.

  4. Carters mad becuz OBJ didnt listen to his advice. “Have a wingman, pay somebody to take the fall, these guys are millionaires they can afford to pay someone to cover their asses”.

  5. “a very strong reaction for a video that was inconclusive at best, possibly shot without Beckham’s knowledge”

    Oh stop. If this was Johnny Manziel you’d be all over him. Who cares if it was without his knowledge. This isn’t what star center piece players should be doing. Stop making excuses

  6. I know CC is a big mouth but nobody knows about this stuff better than him. He recovered from a horrible addiction because of his amazing work ethic and desire to change and become a better person. I hope OBJ calls him.

  7. Odell is going to grow up,” Carter said at the time. “That why’s he is bringing other people in his life so he can grow up. If he wasn’t trying to grow up, he wouldn’t be calling Cris Carter
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    Absolutely no one is a bigger fan of Cris Carter than Cris Carter

  8. The lawyer in you thinks it matters one bit whether or not he had knowledge of being recorded. Sure, he can sue someone for money they don’t have but once it’s on the net? Maybe someone can hip the fool to the fact that every purse, pocket, and intersection has a camera these days and the days of “reasonable expectation of privacy ” are gone in all but the legal respect.

  9. Personally, I don’t care what consenting adults do in hotel rooms, as long as they’re not making bombs or playing their TV too loud in the room next to mine. But I keep wondering what kind of person releases a video like this to the public, not even for money or anything other than to cause drama. Unless they have a REALLY good reason to hate OBJ, they’ve got to be complete trash.

  10. I can’t believe OBJ is getting a pass from some people on this but Manziel got destroyed for a very similar video.

    If I’m the Giants I probably already know about his drug use but am furious about it becoming public.

    If I’m OBJ’s endorsers I wouldn’t be able to do business with him anymore. How can Head and Shoulders market to people when their spokesman is a foot away from some lines of cocaine? They can’t.

  11. This kid above me said the video was inconclusive, lmfao, you clearly see a blunt in his hand, and you clearly see coke on the mirror. Obj needs to be suspended for an entire year.

  12. What difference does it make if the video was shot without his permission? Does that make it not cocaine?

  13. Cris Carter has a strong reaction or a guy who had his own struggles as a hard headed young man too. Cris is not an ideal mentor….maybe try Jerry Rice. Jerry won’t suggest you keep a “fall guy “ around.

  14. a very strong reaction for a video that was inconclusive at best, possibly shot without Beckham’s knowledge.
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    The article you wrote on July 7, 2014 concerning the picture of Manziel with a rolled up bill, with no cocaine of blunts in the picture, had a completely different tone. There was no “so what” or “shot without his knowledge”.

    Matter of fact, you wrote “And if anyone knows of any reasons why Manziel would be tightly rolling money in a bathroom, feel free to drop them in the comments.” Why are you treating Beckhman easier than you did Manziel?

  15. Beckham was a head case at LSU and still is, he’s a total baby, I know a guy who was on the LSU Tigers during Beckham’s final year and that School covered up for this kid over and over, he and his buddy Jeremy Hill were in and out of trouble constantly.

    Troubled gonna end bad for this child.

  16. Carter probably sees Beckham going down the same road he was headed down before he straightened out and knows where he could end up if he doesn’t get his life together.

  17. I can assure you the people paying his contract care if he’s breaking laws and possibly endagering his health. His health and physical gifts are what they’re paying for. Whether you believe the chemicals should be legal is another matter.

  18. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    March 13, 2018 at 6:26 am
    I really want Beckham off the Giants !
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    1. You ain’t a Giants fan.

    2. So does everyone else, who then promptly wants him on their team.

    Typical.

  19. toadinthewoods says:
    March 13, 2018 at 1:13 am
    Personally, I don’t care what consenting adults do in hotel rooms, as long as they’re not making bombs or playing their TV too loud in the room next to mine. But I keep wondering what kind of person releases a video like this to the public, not even for money or anything other than to cause drama. Unless they have a REALLY good reason to hate OBJ, they’ve got to be complete trash.
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    Could have been put up to it.

  20. It is most likely the hair do. You can teach them to be a man but you can’t make them look like one…

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