Fox’s Jay Glazer reports that Odell Beckham Jr. has been fined by the New York Giants for the remarks he made in an ESPN interview last week.
The amount of Beckham’s fine currently unknown, but more importantly, the punishment is a gesture by the organization indicating that they will not tolerate actions which could potentially cause a divide in the locker room. When asked by ESPN’s Josina Anderson if Eli Manning was the one to blame for the Giants’ early-season offensive struggles, OBJ responded, “I don’t know.”
“Like I said, I feel like he's not going to get out the pocket. He's not -- we know Eli's not running it,” Beckham added. “But is it a matter of time issue? Can he still throw it, yeah, but it's been pretty safe and it's been, you know ... cool catching shallow [routes] and trying to take it to the house. But I'm, you know, I want to go over the top of somebody."
Beckham says he doesn’t regret the comments he made, especially if they managed to bring the team together. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur didn’t appear to be as enthusiastic about the positive spin OBJ put on his remarks.