The Browns’ wide receiver is one of the best players in the NFL, but he just can’t help being the center of attention—as we saw on Monday night when LSU won the college football national title.
Odell Beckham Jr. faces an arrest warrant for slapping a Mercedes-Benz Superdome security guard on the butt. While there are certainly many crimes that are far worse committed by athletes, it is hard to find one that is more fitting. With cameras rolling on a night that should not have been about him, Beckham just had to do what Beckham so often does. There is a preponderance of evidence that he is what he slapped.
This happened on the night Beckham’s school, LSU won the College Football Playoff National Championship. It was nice to see Beckham, one of the great players in LSU history, support this year’s team. It was less nice to see him relentlessly draw attention to himself. I suspect the current players don’t care; he is OBJ, after all. But it’s getting hard to watch.