The truth about LA Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr.

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We just disagree

In reality, this parting of ways was less about OBJ’s locker room cancer and more about creating differing career paths for the receiver and his former quarterback. It’s the story told by the popular song sung by Dave Mason and written by Jim J Krueger / Jim Krueger – We Just Disagree:

So let’s leave it alone ’cause we can’t see eye to eye
There ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy
There’s only you and me and we just disagree
Ooh ooh ooh, oh oh oh

But that was just one chapter of the story of Odell Beckham Jr.’s career. Let’s turn the page and talk about a more prevailing theme, shall we?

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Gift-giving generosity

Throughout his time with the Browns, OBJ gave gifts to his teammates. Meaningful gifts. Expensive gifts.

As a matter of fact, the gift-giving news about OBJ does not seem to be a new thing. Tallying with previous reports I’ve read about the former LSU wideout, OBJ appears to be a very generous guy indeed. He bought then-teammate Jarvis Landry a $110,000 watch for his birthday (I doubt Landry went out onto the field with it).

After finishing his disappointing first season in Cleveland, he gifted all of his teammates a pair of his own Nike Air Max 720 shoes. Just this past February, at Super Bowl LVI, he gave rapper Kanye West’s children a pair of his gloves. While the giving of material gifts is obviously no guarantee of good character, none of these things seems to chime with the portrait of Beckham as an all-for himself superstar diva wideout. Rather, he seems like a thoughtful individual who likes to use his success to treat and benefit others, something which he doesn’t actually have to do.