During his wide-ranging interview with GQ that was published earlier this week, Odell Beckham Jr. was presented with a question about whether sports commentators like Cris Carter get under his skin when they comment on him needing to be more mature and to be more of a leader on and off the field.
Beckham didn’t really say much about the former Vikings WR, but he sure had something to say about Ray Lewis.
The Cleveland Browns WR brought up how Lewis criticized him last year for allowing “chaos” into his life, due to the fact that Beckham “has removed God from his life” and that his “foundation is disturbed.”
Beckham responded to him back then without mentioning his name by posting a video:
In the GQ article, however, he responded directly to Lewis and “fake” he is towards him:
“It’s hard to sit there when Cris Carter talks about me. Ray Lewis is another one who sits there and talks to me like a little brother and shows love to me in person — we hug and embrace — but then they get on TV and say some stuff like, ‘He doesn’t know who God is,’ Like, how do you judge another man’s relationship with God?” Beckham asked. “I feel like Drake when he said, ‘I’m always the bigger artist, that’s why I have to play it smarter.’ That’s how I feel. But it’s hard, as a man, to just sit there and take and take and take, and not want to say something or do something back or retaliate.”
Odell is a player who has always worn his emotions on his sleeve, which has resulted in attention that has been marred by negativity.
He gets a fresh new start with a different franchise after he was traded by the Giants to the Cleveland Browns during the offseason.