Odell Beckham Jr. had a bit of Covid scare last week but he doesn’t think he’s able to contract the virus because he’s just built different.
Before the Browns’ game against the Steelers, Beckham spent some time away from the team when he showed symptoms of illness but was eventually able to play on Sunday after testing negative for the Coronavirus.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s COVID-19 test came back negative as did that of everyone else in the building, and the Browns facility is open today, a league source told cleveland.com.
It means the Browns’ game in Pittsburgh for Sunday at 1 p.m. is still on.
Beckham was sent home with an illness on Thursday, and the Browns were awaiting his test results on Friday. He will remain at home today and sit out practice with his symptoms, per the COVID-19 protocol. The NFL issued new guidelines on Thursday stating that anyone with flu-like symptoms such a cough, sore throat or nasal congestion must remain at home regardless of whether they’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
While speaking to the media on Wednesday Beckham said he wasn’t worried about testing positive for Coronavirus because he doesn’t think Covid can enter his body.
#Browns Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t think COVID-19 is “going to enter this body. It’s a mutual respect”
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) October 21, 2020
Odell Beckham Jr. “I don’t think Covid can get to me. I don’t think it’s going to enter this body, I don’t want no parts of it, it don’t want no parts of me, I think it’s a mutual respect”pic.twitter.com/ulY5LKGdFN
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) October 21, 2020
Beckham was instantly mocked for his thoughts on Covid-19.
Baker's passes COVID-19
Not getting to Odell Beckham https://t.co/1PTeTCjs3a
— Steven Ruiz (@theStevenRuiz) October 21, 2020
He talks about COVID like it’s a Pro Bowl corner he’s trying to respect but intimidate. “He’s got great talent, I don’t think his coverage can get to me though. There’s a mutual respect.” https://t.co/fw6ax7Yw6Q
— Nathan Deal (@NattyD13) October 21, 2020
Remember when he had an on-again off-again relationship with a field goal net? https://t.co/cTS2AP6ZzO
— Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) October 21, 2020
— Michael Garcia (@MichaelGar93) October 21, 2020
COVID: No respect for Tom Hanks or millions of other famous and non-famous people. Tons of respect for Odell. https://t.co/vdFeAoD5N0
— Adam Silverstein (@SilversteinAdam) October 21, 2020
Browns def getting covid by Week 10. https://t.co/Zsi7833apo
— Isaiah (@Bboy_Izilla) October 21, 2020