He went on to say the owners do not care about the players or their safety:
We’re not ready for football season. So why are we trying to push forward? It’s obviously for their money. And that bothers me because there’s always been this — and I hate saying it like that — but the owners’ [attitude is], ‘Oh we own you guys,’ and just kind of that unfairness going on that they don’t see us as human…
His choice of words is bound to stir the pot. With how he referred to the owners’ mentality, many people will connect his comments to slavery and racism.
Such comparisons, valid or not, rarely go over well.
Don’t think he’s oblivious to that.
What’s the Browns Diva Up To?
Given his comments, you’d expect Odell Beckham would have been one of the first NFL players to opt-out of the season.
You’d be wrong. Since the interview was published, OBJ reported to training camp and entered the league’s COVID-19 testing protocols.
If he is so troubled by the league’s precautions, then why is he playing? Why doesn’t he opt-out?
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It’s not about the money. It’s not as though canceling the season would net him much more of a windfall than the six-figure sum he’d secure by opting out.
I suspect he’s just talking trash because he knew it would rile people up and get his name back in the headlines.
You know, like the diva that he is.
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