Odell Beckham Sr. takes a shot at Giants owner John Mara

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Giants owner John Mara was critical of receiver Odell Beckham Jr. this week, saying Beckham needs to do less talking. Beckham’s dad noticed.

Odell Beckham Sr., a former LSU running back, posted a video on Instagram showing a frustrated Mara knocking over a chair in his box at a Giants game in 2017.

“REALLY!? Beckham Sr. wrote. “Is that owner Mara picking up a chair and throwing it!! Oh my my the tree is acting like the Apple!!! . . . He’s mad at how Odell is acting sooo HE DOES THE SAME??! You couldn’t make this up if you tried!!”

Whether Beckham Jr. agrees with his dad or not, the post from his father will do nothing to change the perception that Beckham and the Giants are not on the same page.

97 responses to “Odell Beckham Sr. takes a shot at Giants owner John Mara

  1. Nice move, Pops, because just what your son needs now is more controversy. And if he didn’t like it there he shouldn’t have signed the big contract extension.

  2. One was in a private box, the other was on national television. Also, he is the one paying your son. As a boss, he is allowed to criticize….

  3. This once great organization is a laughing stock. Now they are stuck with a QB who is finished., an overpriced loudmouth diva, no O-line, no D. Mara is getting his comeuppance.

  4. charliecharger says:
    October 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm
    I blame John Mara 100% for this mess. An intelligent football guy wouldn’t have touched Beckham with a ten foot pole.

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    Or at least until he cut that hair.

  5. The Giants might be going dysfunctional. Odell is not the problem, Eli is not the problem. An extremely untalented roster and lack of proven coaching 100% the problem. Focus on that.

  6. “REALLY!? Beckham Sr. wrote. “Is that owner Mara picking up a chair and throwing it!! Oh my my the tree is acting like the Apple!!!”

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    Maybe he’s also taking a shot at the Giants starting CB opposite Jenkins?

  7. This is going to end well. Good thing they gave him that 5 year extension. Looking at it, if they trade him in the offseason, they will save $5 million against the cap in 2019 ($16 million hit v $21 million if they keep him), and won’t face anymore penalties after that. Might be worth it to make him someone else’s problem.

  8. Add the Beckham dad to the list of idiot sports parents who feel the need to be in their son’s spotlight by attacking the employers of their cash kids. Manning, Bosa Ball and now…

  9. I LOLd when I saw Sr’s comment. Do you think he knows that apples fall from apple trees and by calling Mara the apple tree he’s calling Mara Jr’s Daddy? Might want to think about the meaning of a cliche before you use it.

  10. mt10425 says:

    October 19, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Add the Beckham dad to the list of idiot sports parents who feel the need to be in their son’s spotlight by attacking the employers of their cash kids. Manning, Bosa Ball and now…

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    Don’t forget Dad Fitzgerald going off on the Cards, even though his son CHOOSES to play there until the end.

  11. The tree is acting like the Apple? That’s not how you use it lmao. I see the father is as big of a dope as his son. The apple didn’t fall too far from the tree…That’s how you use it!

  12. Greg Jennings’ sister got into the act. Now it’s OJB, Sr.

    Why won’t the relatives just shut up?

  13. Mara is paying Jr. 90mi he can say whatever he wants. No way Beckham’s with the Giants long term.

  14. I agree with the above post. They (the Giants) had the opportunity to let this guy walk. Despite all of his on and off the field antics, they chose to keep him. Now, they’re stuck with him and deservedly so….

  15. Perfect on all accounts those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. It’s all in the presentation, Mara is an old man OBJ is a kid. Mara shouldn’t have said that he should have suggested they would deal with this in house. To much crap in the media……..but the SR comment is darned funny.

  16. Nothing wrong with letting out some frustration, I mean Eli does it through his blank clueless stares but no one says anything about that. Lol

  17. That was the least exciting chair toss I have ever seen, like Mara was planning to replace the chair with a newer model and was hoping to write the damage off on his taxes as a business expense.

  18. Being in the tri-state area, and with my team playing the Jets this weekend, I turned on WFAN for the first time in a while to see if there was any Jets talk. Not really, but I heard someone refer to OBJ as “the face of the NFL”. He’s not even the best player on the Giants. Delusional.

  19. I could never imagine my father making a social media post mocking my boss, let alone my bosses boss. Cringe worthy to say the least.

  20. So i have to feel sorry for the high-priced and overpaid baby, now?

    You get paid +15 million a year with endorsements. I don’t care if you catch nothing!!! I have to go to work regardless and for much much less.

  21. “this is actually very common. You see it happening all the time within the Patriots organization”

    None of the Krafts have ever done that. Keep lying because you don’t like them though if it makes you feel better

  22. Wow…might be time to get value for this kid while they can.

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    That shipped sailed long ago.

  23. What father wouldn’t defend his son? His kid got his money Mara has no power over Odell at all…it would be best if Mara kept his criticism behind closed doors as he expects the Beckham family too do…

  24. EJ says:
    October 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    Beckham will be elsewhere next season. A trade is coming.
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    He just signed a huge contract extension, nobody’s going to touch him, not with that price tag.

  25. Maybe Beckham Snr should stay right out of the mess. His son
    Needs to be careful what he ‘wishes for’ . He’s an out of control
    Idiot. Arguing with the owner is not smart, but why is anyone
    Surprised?

  26. Wow. Now we know why O’Dell Jr acts the way he does. Both the father and the son need some serious time in the rubber room.

  27. @packrule OBJ Jr is NOT a kid. He is a grown man who consistently throws child like tantrums under the guise of passion. OBJ called out the team owned by Mara PUBLICLY which pays him handsomely, while I do agree that Mara shouldn’t have spoken to the media, however OBJ took it there. If a guy is paying you a king’s ransom he’s got a right to call you out in return.

  28. I’m trying to imagine the thought process of a dad who publicly ridicules the billionaire owner of the team his son plays for.

  29. Ah, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned social media rant. It’s never a good idea to take your rants public whether it’s on Facebook, Instagram, or especially if you’re the President of the United States.

  30. MyCommentIsAwaitingModeration says:

    October 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Wow, could OBJ Sr. have mangled that cliche any worse?

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    Lol, what a fool. Beckham Sr. probably just punched Jr.’s ticket out of town. When a guy (foolishly) pays your loud-mouthed kid a ridiculous amount of money, you stay out of it and keep your mouth shut.

  31. If the Giants are going to trade him it’s very likely they’ll have to pay his salary for the other team to take him. This guy is a total loser and from this story, he didn’t fall very far from the family tree.

  32. So we know where the kid got his diva personality. The world is upside down. OB should shut his mouth, try and grow up, and quit throwing tantrums.

  33. Not going to lie, love a father standing up for his son, no matter the circumstance. It has to be hard to watch your child be villainized by the media, and there’s not much you can do. Kudos to Beckham Sr, someone gets it.

  34. A clause should be put into all players contracts that reads
    “if a family member chooses to speak to the media in regards to
    a coach or a team in a negative manner, I will forfeit my salary
    for an entire year”

    That should shut up a lot of these no it all fathers etc…

  35. A father defending his son isn’t wrong, but attacking your son’s boss isn’t the smart move. Reading all the posts that crucified him for defending his son makes me think How many of those posters would defend their son in the same situation?

    That being said OB Sr didn’t do and say the right thing and definitely shouldn’t add gas to the already dumpster fire.

    The Giants need to get rid of both. Eli is done but Big Blue won’t win with Eli OR OBJ. They did draft the right guy in Barkley though.

  36. Throwing chairs would be a step in the right direction and signal improvement from someone who keeps hitting his head against inanimate objects and pretends to pee on the field like a dog.

  37. “Called it before the draft…He will always be a pain, always.”
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    No, you didn’t call it. You had never even heard of Beckham before the draft, much less know anything about him.

  38. “If the Giants are going to trade him it’s very likely that they’ll have to pay his salary for the other team to take him.”

    NFL trades do not work that way. Teams are not allowed to absorb part or all of a player’s salary who is involved in a trade.

    The Giants could cut OBJ, then another team could sign him, with the Giants still being responsible for the remaining guaranteed part of his salary. Of course, that would not gain the Giants any players.

  39. cootermomma says:

    “That would shut up a lot of these no it all fathers etc…”

    “No” it all – Exactly the grammar one would expect from someone named cootermomma.

  40. Invest your money wisely Odell, you won’t last long in this league antagonizing team owners.

  41. If they trade/cut or whatever they do…. We Cowboys would be glad to get him back to Texas. His father’s side of the family is right down the road (25 miles) from my hometown of Longview, Texas. In fact my hometown high school battled the Marshall Mavericks regularly. But that’s neither here nor there… point is: Dallas needs a 1WR since Dez is gone. And I don’t know if the avg. NFL fan knows this but in 2019 the Cowboys will be one the teams with the most money going into free agency. They have been penny pinchers of late but its shaping up to be (and they are due) for a year to splurge in free agency.

  42. If they trade/cut or him or whatever they do…. We Cowboys would be glad to get him back to Texas. His father’s side of the family is right down the road (25 miles) from my hometown of Longview, Texas. In fact my hometown high school battled the Marshall Mavericks regularly. But that’s neither here nor there… point is: Dallas needs a 1WR since Dez is gone. And I don’t know if the avg. NFL fan knows this but in 2019 the Cowboys will be one the teams with the most money going into free agency. They have been penny pinchers of late but its shaping up to be (and they are due) for a year to splurge in free agency.

  43. It’s creepy how often you guys gang up and defend the billionaire’s rights to do anything they please. Like beyond creepy.

    It’s not just this story or this topic. It’s 100% of the time. You always choose the authority figure over anything else. It’s messed up.

    If I thought any of you were capable of change or emotional maturity, I would recommend you reflect on your authoritarian streak before you all steer this democracy into the abyss.

  44. Beckham Sr. Doesn’t seem to know the difference between apples and oranges. Big difference between knocking over a chair out of frustration and throwing your teammates under the bus.

  45. When the kicking net finds out that Odell is cheating on her with the giant fan, it’s over !

  46. These two dudes just don’t get it!! I wouldn’t want this crybaby overrated diva on my team, even for a vet minimum!! My Boy can do no wrong!! Lol

  47. So now the media is taking it a step further, not only do they stick the MIC in all the players pie-holes 24/7/365 for comments they are now searching out family members to see if they have anything meaningless to say to add even more fuel to the fire, PATHETIC!!!

    Sports was SOOOOOOO much better when these players(and their families) were seen and not heard!

  48. Well….fortunately in Minnesota, we have two wide receivers who out-perform OBJ on a weekly basis, and oddly enough, you don’t hear much about them, unless they are on the highlight reel! That is the way it should be! Raised four kids, and they were ALL stellar athletes, but I could not for a moment, imagine any of them behaving that way! I guess it all starts when you re-direct from negative notions when they are 8 years old….something Mr. Beckham Sr. must have neglected to do. Little monsters grow up into big monsters!

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