New York Giant’s catching sensation Odell Beckham Jr may be in hot water for missing yet another team practice in New Jersey in favor of hanging out with his alleged new boo-thang Iggy Azalea in LA.
While the practices are voluntary, the organizations expect players to show up and almost all players do. Given the comments made about OBJ back in January by the Giants general manager Jerry Reese regarding Beckham’s need to grow up, one would think he would take this a little more seriously.
Said Reece in January, “I see a guy who needs to think about some of the things that he does,” Reese said, “Everybody knows he’s a gifted player, but there’s some things that he’s done that he needs to look at himself in the mirror and be honest with himself about some of the things that he’s done.”
So what was so important that OBJ couldn’t show up for work you ask? Well, apparently nothing. Page Six reports that Beckham, was partying at Bowlero Woodland Hills bowling center in LA with Azalea and a few others .
A source told Page Six, “They were with a small group of friends and rented the full venue out for their group, just having fun, bowling and eating throughout their visit.”
Beckham has reportedly missed a few practices and at this point the optics are not helping. He also was seen in a post workout pic of himself and the notorious NFL bad boy Johnny Manziel . The pic was posted to Johnny Football’s Instagram account. While the workout pic itself is no big deal the impression it gives off does nothing to help OBJ’S case.
We hope that this too is just a phase. We are reminded of amazing players like Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens who put hanging out over the expectations of their jobs. We see where that end up. Odell's people insist that he and Azalea are not dating.
Beckham is supposed to report to practice today. Let’s see what happens.