Several Buffalo Bills players are accusing New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of throwing cheap shot punches after plays during last week’s Bills-Giants game.
via Buffalo News
I don’t know what’s up with him,” Gilmore said. “He acts like nobody’s supposed to hit him and you’re supposed to let him catch the ball. He’s weird. He gets mad when you play physical with him. He’s weird.
“He’s different. It’s kind of like you’re playing your little brother and he gets mad at you for being too physical with him — throwing a tantrum. I’m like, ‘Man, we’re playing football. It’s a physical game. … He’s a prima donna. He feels like he’s on top of the world and nobody’s supposed to do anything to him.”
A guy like that, you expect him to be a stand-up guy but I guess it is a part of his game,” safety Duke Williams noted. “He likes to throw cheap shots here and there and gets away with it. I guess it’s his thing.”
Here’s video of Beckham throwing a punch at Williams after an interception on Sunday.
While being physical during a game is routine, throwing cheap shot punches like that on a regular basis is pretty scummy. We’ll see if the league looks into it.