Once again, star New York Giants receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., continues to show the world just how immature he can be.
Beckham Jr. is known for throwing silly tantrums on the sidelines when he gets frustrated.
Josh Norman of the Carolina Panthers exposed Beckham Jr.’s weakness and vulnerability in a game during the 2015-16 season when Norman frustrated him so much that he reacted violently and it resulted in a 1-game suspension.
And at a recent event for children, Odell Beckham Jr. continued to show he hasn’t matured.
The New York Post reported:
“He did not put his fist through a wall or doink himself in the forehead with the frame of a kicking net.
But sadly for Giants fans who are hoping for a more mature and responsible Odell Beckham Jr. in 2017, he was up to some familiar immature acts on Monday, showing up more than an hour-and-a-half late to a community event for kids at MetLife Stadium, spending minimal time there before whisking himself into a shiny black SUV waiting like he was some sort of diva rock star trying to avoid his adoring masses.
That Beckham was late to the event, at which he was scheduled to conduct a football clinic for about 50 kids, isn’t so much the issue.
It’s the fact that — according to two sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity — Beckham was late because he missed his red-eye flight Sunday out of California, where he was attending the Coachella Music Festival, forcing the sponsor of the event, Dunkin’ Donuts, to scramble to arrange another flight for him on Monday.
Beckham, who was paid to make the appearance, was scheduled to be there from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to conduct an ‘exclusive football clinic’ for the Van Cortlandt Park Titans and then partake in a ‘post-event celebration’ with the kids and their parents.
He arrived at 7 p.m. and was driven off in the SUV by 8:15 p.m.”
That’s a pathetic act.
This wasn’t a New York Giants orchestrated event, but it speaks volumes to his character. Beckham Jr. is completely apathetic towards his adoring fans.
His immaturity is definitely a problem for the New York Giants. General Manager Jerry Reese implored him to work on this during his season-ending press conference.
The New York Post continued:
“Monday was not a good start. If anything, it raised at least a small red flag that Beckham learned nothing about representing himself off the field in a more mature way.
Beckham left the organizers of the event scrambling to keep the kids occupied in his absence, giving them a tour of MetLife Stadium and the locker room.
The kids were on the field for more than an hour before Beckham finally sauntered out there with no apology or explanation for his lateness.
Because the organizers did such a smooth job of covering for Beckham and keeping the kids occupied, and because the kids finally got to see their hero, all was not lost.
Beckham threw passes to the kids, took a few questions and posed for pictures with each of them. So, fortunately, their experience was not tarnished.
It still was surely a memorable day for them, and that’s what matters most.
Hopefully, for the sake of Giants fans looking for a more mature Beckham, this ends up being a mere blip on the radar.”
It looks like Beckham isn’t quite there yet, which means he’s a liability to his teammates.
But the New York Giants did acquire veteran receiver Brandon Marshall – who used to have similar maturity issues. Maybe Marshall was brought in to mentor their offensive star.