Eli Manning Calls Out Odell Beckham for Being a Distraction: ‘He Brought That Upon Himself’

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The outbursts from Odell Beckham that were initially just dismissed as passionate play are not drawing the criticism of his teammates. And not just any teammate. His own quarterback, Eli Manning.

Last night, Beckham became chippy with Minnesota defensive back Xavier Rhodes after getting into it with Josh Norman the week before, complete with tears.

Eli said after the game last night, “He’s got to play smart. He can’t afford to do anything they’ll call. He’s kind of brought that upon himself, so he’s got to realize that… No doubt. Can’t afford the penalties.”

Last night saw the wideout take a taunting penalty for 15 yards. Beckham’s “passionate” play has recently had a habit of getting the Giants hit with personal fouls.

Beckham doesn’t seem to be getting the message, blaming the refs for his and his team’s misfortunes, saying, “There’s never an explanation (from the officials). It’s always it’s just my fault. That’s all I look at it as, it’s my fault. I just have to understand if I sneeze the wrong way it’ll be a flag, it’ll be a fine. If I tie my shoe the wrong way it might be a fine or a flag.”

I don’t know what he’s referring to, but the stuff he’s done to draw fines is far worse than tying his shoe.

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