NFL on Odell Beckham Jr.: “We have been monitoring the situation”

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Monday night’s win by LSU over Clemson sent Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. into a state of euphoria that resulted in multiple instances of bizarre behavior. And the NFL has been paying attention to the aftermath of the situation.

A league spokesman tells PFT regarding whether Beckham faces any scrutiny from the NFL, “We have been monitoring the situation but will decline further comment.”

Beckham’s lawyer has informed ESPN.com that the arrest warrant arising from a slap to the butt of a Superdome security officer has been withdrawn. However, the absence of criminal charges does not insulate a player from scrutiny under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott received a six-game suspension despite no arrest or charges, and free-agent receiver Antonio Brown spent most of 2019 on de facto unpaid suspension as the league investigates him for potential punishment, even though he also has not been arrested or charged.

Of course, the allegations against Elliott (domestic violence) and Brown (sexual assault and rape) were more serious than a count of simple battery arising from a butt slap caught on camera. The fact that the person slapped was a member of law enforcement could be a factor, given efforts in recent years by the NFL to foster a positive and productive relationship between police officers and players.

The distribution of cash by Beckham to LSU players provides a separate cause for concern. If the NCAA directs LSU to disassociate itself from Beckham, the NFL may feel compelled to act against Beckham in some way, given the league’s constant efforts to keep content the custodians of its free farm system.

17 responses to “NFL on Odell Beckham Jr.: “We have been monitoring the situation”

  1. Those kids worked their butts off for a national championship, but mister ‘I need attention’couldn’t stand to let them have their moment! Him and AB must be cut from the same mold. A complete jerk.

  2. Wish he could have used Randy Moss as a role model. Moss had even more to celebrate and show pride in,but didn’t engage in aberrant behavior to demonstrate it.

  3. Down there on the field taking the spotlight away from the kids that just won the national championship. Does it shock anyone that the GM who signed Beckham has already been fired? Well, if Haslam was having any second thoughts about firing Dorsey, this should remove any doubt.

  4. OBJs actions had no bearing on the NFL and nothing will happen.
    All the same, Goodell should tell him that he’s acting like a clown and is on their radar and if he ever steps over the line, he will get punished.

    Roger to OBJ “Take a look at AB. He acted like a fool. How did that work out for him?”.

  5. kyzmyn2 says:
    January 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm
    Wish he could have used Randy Moss as a role model. Moss had even more to celebrate and show pride in,but didn’t engage in aberrant behavior to demonstrate it.

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    Apparently you have forgotten what Moss did after scoring a TD against the Packers. He pretended to pull his pants down and rubbed his butt up and down against the goal post. It was a classless thing to do.

  6. kyzmyn2 says:
    January 18, 2020 at 7:37 pm
    Wish he could have used Randy Moss as a role model. Moss had even more to celebrate and show pride in,but didn’t engage in aberrant behavior to demonstrate it.
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    You are correct to say Randy Moss had his troubles too. And we can certainly include AB as another ‘different player to point to’. But neither of them have any bearing good or bad on OBJ’s case. Nor even on each other’s.

  7. There is also footage of him saying: “I won” (proof that it WAS about him) and he then proceeded to try to post up Karl Malone. Why Karl Malone was on the sidelines I have no clue but that’s besides the point. The mailman didn’t move an inch and told Odell’s he better put rocks in his pockets. It was hilarious and weird and looked at Odell like he was a spaz. He would absolutely break Odell in half

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