The Cleveland Browns acted fast to keep the Odell Beckham, Jr. drama away, but the controversy just won’t leave. See what OBJ is now saying about his release.
In this report, Axelrod shares a conversation that ESPN’s Lisa Salters had with Odell Beckham before his first game with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night.
And OBJ wants us to believe he never wanted out of Cleveland. Even though he actively forced his way out of Cleveland.
Here’s a quote of what Odell said to Salters about his exit.
"“I spoke to Odell Beckham Jr. on the phone last night, he told me he didn’t really want to talk about what happened in Cleveland and what led to his release there,” Salters said. “But he did say that every detail was crazy to him, he said, ‘I don’t have words for it. It stinks. It was never intended.’ And he said he never could have envisioned any of it. Beckham said he doesn’t blame anyone, he enjoyed his time in Cleveland, which led to the handwritten goodbye letter to the city that he posted on social media.”"
Here’s my detailed take on his claims: Is this a joke?
Are we seriously supposed to believe that his father putting a video on YouTube up of his son wide open and Baker Mayfield not getting him the ball was not a clear cry for help?
Honestly, I had no problem with moving on from OBJ. It wasn’t working for either party, and both just needed a fresh start. I wasn’t thrilled about the way it all transpired with the video, but to say he never intended to be released?
Let’s not forget, after the release was finalized, Mary Kay Cabot reported this wasn’t the first time that the superstar receiver had asked to be moved.
Again, this move was in the best interest of both parties, but OBJ trying to play the victim in this situation is a lot to take in right now. Let’s call a spade a spade.
The offensive scheme didn’t fit OBJ, he and Mayfield never got in sync, he wanted a fresh start and did everything necessary to create that. End of story.
It would be nice if he could admit as much as well, it would make it easier to simply wish him the best.