Uh oh! The Giants might be in trouble since their star player was suspended on Dec. 23. However, he does feel terrible about his bad conduct and apologized wholeheartedly. Plus he told HollywoodLife.com in an EXCLUSIVE interview that he wants to be a role model. Check it out.
Odell Beckham Jr., 23, feels terrible after getting suspended from the Giants for one game for unnecessary roughness, and he released a sincere apology on Dec. 23. He also told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY how important it is to him to be a role model. See what he said, here.
Odell was suspended from one game on Dec. 23 after losing his appeal hearing. He was in trouble for being uneccesarily rough while playing the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 20. Now he clearly regrets his actions, and has released a statement apologizing to Coach Coughlin, his teammates, Giants fans, The Giants franchise and their owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, and Jerry Reese who drafted him. You can buy an Odell jersey RIGHT HERE.
“I wasn’t raised to act like I did the other day,” said Odell on Giants.com. “I am not here to make excuses for my conduct. This isn’t about anything that was said or done to me. This is about my behavior, and I am responsible for my behavior. People expect better from me, and I expect better from myself.” It sounds like he genuinely feels bad about his conduct, and we respect him for it.
He sat down with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY on Dec. 8 and explained how important it is for him to be an inspiration to children. “I’m trying to let kids see – a lot of them love football and want to play football – I know now that kids look up to me and I’ve always gotta be mindful of your surroundings and what’s going on. Trying to be a good role model.” But now he feels like he has shirked that responsibility.
“Many of the parents of those kids have asked since Sunday what they should say to their children about my conduct,” he continued in his statement. “I don’t have the perfect answer, but I think one thing they can say is how I handled myself the other day is an example of how not to conduct yourself. I displayed poor sportsmanship. And those parents can also say that when you act like that, there are consequences. And I hope to be an example of somebody who did something wrong and learned from it.”
We’re so glad Odell is turning this negative into a positive and using it as a teachable moment. However, some fans are angry that he did not specifically apologize to the player he attacked during the game, Josh Norman. This could just be an oversight, or there could be some serious bad blood, but he seems like he’s trying to move on. Let’s just hope it doesn’t happen again. Good luck next week!
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