OBJ’s Selfish ‘Delay Of Plane Penalty’ A Warning For NY Giants
Tigers don't change their stripes. Just like selfish people don't often change. It happens but not often. So, when former New York Giant, Odell Beckham Jr. was kicked off a plane on Sunday morning for nothing more or less than complete selfish behavior, red flags should have been flying for Big Blue general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll.
According to a statement by the Miami-Dade police department as reported by ESPN.com, "The flight crew was concerned for a passenger [Mr. Odell Beckham], as they tried to wake him to fasten his seat belt, he appeared to be coming in and out of consciousness, prior to their departure," the police statement said. "Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that his condition would worsen through the expected 5 hour flight, the attendants called for police and fire rescue. Upon the officers arrival, the flight crew asked Mr. Beckham several times to exit the aircraft, which he refused." There was nothing physically wrong with OBJ. He just didn't want to put his seat-belt on. Yes, professional athletes and stars can be temperamental and often seen as selfish. However, allowing that behavior to delay a plane for two hours while families are trying to get home from the holidays is unconscionable. Making everyone on the plan de-board because "you" don't want to buckle your seat-belt, is business as usual for OBJ. During his run as a New York Giant, this sort of behavior was all too familiar.
As the free agent wide receiver began his tour of potential landing spots on Sunday with his plane act, the Giants, who truly need a wide receiver, should be reminded that ownership, management and the fanbase couldn't wait until OBJ was gone. They felt the same way in Cleveland, all based on the same behavior he displayed Sunday morning on a plane with hundreds of helpless passengers. Now he sports a Super Bowl LVI ring from last year's run with the Los Angelas Rams. Notice, Rams head coach Sean McVey didn't make a big push to keep the wide receiver around and try to have him avoid free agency.
Odell Beckham Jr. is a very talented individual. However, he is far more an 'individual' than he has ever been a 'teammate.' Yes, All-Pro linebacker, Von Miller wants OBJ to join him in Buffalo for another run at a ring but remember one thing, Beckham was damaged goods when he signed with the Rams following his outright release by the Cleveland Browns. OBJ needed to resurrect his career.
Beckham did that during that Super Bowl run with Los Angelas but that was a span of two months. OBJ is a talented selfish player that the New York Giants need but really have to avoid. Let's not forget OBJ driving the bus over a possible Hall of Famer, Eli Manning. He'd drive a tank over Daniel Jones and anyone else that stood in the way of his whims. A big red flag flew in the air on Sunday and the Giants have been warned.