Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Odell Beckham Jr. head-butts, punches fan amid sideline meltdown

Odell Beckham Jr. head-butts, punches fan amid sideline meltdown

During a wide-ranging interview with ESPN that included rapper Lil Wayne, Beckham vented his frustration over the team's slow start and the way the offense was functioning, and he even made comments that didn't reflect well on starting quarterback Eli Manning.

Mara's response was essentially to tell Beckham to zip it.

"I think (Beckham) needs to do a little more playing and a little less talking", Mara said, according to NFL.com's Judy Battista.

When asked about Manning's form, Mara meanwhile said the Giants bore a shared responsibility for their dismal start to the season.

Beckham raised a lot of eyebrows during the ESPN interview when he didn't defend Manning.

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Not only that, FOX cameras picked up footage of Beckham beating up on a cooling fan in the third quarter. Can he still throw it, yeah, but it's been pretty safe and it's been, you know. cool catching shallow [routes] and trying to take it to the house. "Because the halftime break is really like five, 10 minutes [it's actually 12 minutes], so if I can use a couple extra seconds to go in there and get an IV and be able to come back out ... that's really all it was".

One of the more influential owners in the league, Mara also co-owns a franchise that is struggling - still. "I still. we still believe in him, but everybody needs to do their jobs in order for us to be successful, and right now that's not happening".

Mara added he didn't talk to Beckham after the interview aired last Sunday, Oct. 7, replying tersely, "I think enough people have spoken to him".

With Thursday's blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles dropping the Giants to 1-5 this season under new head coach Pat Shurmur, a former Giants quarterback rushed to McAdoo's defence.

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