Odell Beckham Jr.
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will reportedly hold out this upcoming season if the Jints don’t pony up and ink him to a long-term deal. 

No new contract. No Odell Beckham Jr. suiting up for the New York Giants this upcoming season. That is the case for the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

In a tweet sent out on Monday morning, Rapoport states that Beckham “will not set foot on a field without a new contract-extension agreed to—with the Giants or any new team …”

This has been a chaotic offseason, to say the least for Beckham.

Earlier this month, a video surfaced on social media showing Beckham holding a brown cigarette with a woman lying next to him handing handling a white substance of sort with a credit card.


This past week, a man named Ishmael Ishmael Temple issued a $15 million lawsuit against Beckham, claiming he was beaten up at the wide receivers’ home back in January. Even though Temple admits Beckham wasn’t one of the people that beat him up, he states that Beckham didn’t tell anyone to stop via the lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Beckham’s lawyer Daniel Davillier delivered a statement on the matter last week, saying Temple’s lawsuit was full of “falsehoods” and “misinformation,” per Rapoport’s tweet.

All these off the field distractions are hurting Beckham as he enters the final season of his five-year rookie deal with the Giants.

Not to mention coming on the heels of Beckham fracturing his left ankle in a game against the San Diego Chargers last season that limited him to only playing four games for the Giants during 2017 season.

At the NFL Owners meetings in Orlando on Sunday, Giants co-owner John Mara said that no player on the Giants roster is “untouchable” when asked about the possibility of trading  Beckham.

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“I can’t answer that one way or the other,” Mara said per ESPN’s Keith Seifert. “We’re certainly not shopping him. Again, when you’re coming off a season when you’re 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn’t say that anyone is untouchable.”

Mara also didn’t rule out that the Giants could “possibility” let Beckham play out the final year of his rookie contract without trying to sign him to an extension.

Rapoport said on the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football show on Monday morning that the Giants are discussing trading Beckham if they get the right deal for him.

Beckham’s first three seasons in the NFL were historic. He’s compiled 288 receptions for 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns.

In the four games he played in for the Giants during the 2017 season, Beckham finished with 25 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns.

Giants OTAs are set to begin next Monday.

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