The truth about LA Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr.

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The LA Rams lost wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to injury. OBJ lost the chance at signing a new contract to injury. But NFL teams have not scooped him up. What gives? Perhaps it’s the mixed messaging that has been part of the OBJ narrative for the past 12 months.

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Odell Beckham Jr is a sweetheart. Odell Beckham Jr is a monster. Odell Beckham Jr is kind to children. Odell Beckham Jr throws them under cars.

It seems as though no one can get a consistent line on the Rams’ mercurial wide receiver. No wonder, then, that dark stories of locker room bust-ups began to rear their ugly head after OBJ’s very public falling out with Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield during their time together. From the press that was leaked publicly during that period, OBJ was described by ‘unnamed sources’ to be locker room cancer.

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Those same anonymous sources placed him into the category of a diva, by calling out his quarterback and allowing family men He was described as arrogant, divisive, and all about himself. The same sources described a guy who cares mainly about showing off and never does what’s right by the team. What else would you expect of a guy who chooses to play while wearing a $350,000 watch? A Richard Mille 011 Orange Storm one, in case you were wondering.

The conclusion was obvious, the Cleveland Browns had to cut the wide receiver because he was a distraction. The Cleveland Browns decided to part ways with both the player and his father.

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But wasn’t it a bit obvious? He who writes the history controls the narrative. This was a story out of the Cleveland Browns, a team that had to side with either their disgruntled wide receiver or their starting quarterback who was humiliated publicly by the realization that OBJ and his father were sharing. The Browns backed QB Baker Mayfield. The anonymous source merely created the narrative of why that was the case.