UPDATED 9/13/19 1:11 p.m. ET: Williams responded to Beckham's allegations by jokingly pretending he didn't know the wide receiver. He also didn't agree that Beckham is one of the most "dynamic players" in the NFL.
#Jets Gregg Williams says in his presser "Odell who? ....that was a joke"— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 13, 2019
Gregg Williams dismisses the notion that Beckham is one of the most dynamic players in the league— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) September 13, 2019
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Cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun hit OBJ headfirst at his knees, giving him a high ankle sprain that removed him from the game. Now that Beckham is playing with some of those Browns, he has insight into the way Williams coaches and OBJ maintains that Williams still coaches his players to hit dirty in his current position on the New York Jets.
Williams was involved in the New Orleans Saints Bountygate scandal and was suspended for the entire 2012 season after it was found that he put bounties on opposing players to reward his players for injuring them.
That hit was called out as dirty at the time, particularly by OBJ's teammates.
"You have all the opportunity in the world to make a play on the ball like that, he had about 30 seconds with the ball in the air," Landon Collins said. "He could have made a play on the ball, he could have hit him high—he chose a different route. I can't respect him."