Former New York Giants and current Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. told Mike Tomlin that he “disrespected him.”
A lot went down between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers last Thursday night. With the exception of an entire football game, one in which the Browns ousted Pittsburgh 21-7, a memorable brawl broke out at the conclusion. It was headlined by Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett taking Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off and then smacking him in the head with it. The league has since suspended Garrett indefinitely.
But what actually might’ve gone under the radar in the game was the shot Odell Beckham Jr. took at Mike Tomlin. This past offseason, Tomlin jokingly yawned after being asked how his defense would handle Beckham twice a year. Beckham made a yawning signal during the game as a means of response and revealed what he said to Tomlin during the matchup.
“I said ‘you disrespected me,'” Beckham told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com on Monday. “I said ‘you know who I am.’ And he said ‘I know who you are. That’s why we’re doubling you all game’ and this and that.”
Beckham added that nothing between him and the long-time Steelers coach is actually personal.
“We were just talking,” OBJ said. “There’s never been no beef with me and no coach. We were just talking sh —.”
Beckham had four receptions for 60 yards in the game. He hasn’t had the productive season that Browns fans nor his fantasy owners were hoping for. Through 10 games with Cleveland, OBJ has caught 48 balls for 692 yards and just one score.