New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has become one of the best and most disliked players in the NFL.
After a breakout rookie season, that included his iconic one-handed catch on Sunday Night Football, the narrative towards Beckham changed as many opponents grew frustrated at his perceived whining and grandstanding.
Beckham downplayed the impact others have on his day-to-day life Wednesday, but indicated he’s at least aware of the growing dislike.
“I don’t know if I’m necessarily liked anywhere, really,” Beckham said, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “It just is what it is when we’re on the field; off the field, there’s no hard feelings for me anywhere. At the end of the day, it’s football.
“I can’t control who resents, likes, doesn’t like, in a sense. We just go out there, handle our business, play football, and keep it moving from there.”
Asked if he’s become the NFL’s latest villain, Beckham – who believes players like Josh Norman, Stephon Gilmore, and Chris Culliver dislike him because he has fun – was unsure.
“I don’t know. You tell me,” Beckham said. “Could be that way, couldn’t be that way, I don’t know. I’m more focused on this year and accomplishing the goals that we have set out – winning games.”