Baker Mayfield was asked about the video Odell Beckham Jr.’s father posted depicting all the times the Browns QB missed his son.
“I think naturally he wants his son to succeed. I can’t blame him for that,” he said, per WKYC’s Ben Axelrod. “I want Odell to succeed. So that’s where we’re at.”
Mayfield also addressed the idea that he’s not throwing OBJ the ball on purpose.
“Deliberately not throwing the ball to an extremely talented player that I’ve put in a lot of work with? It’s an opinionated statement, I’ll say,” he said.
Here’s that now infamous video:
Beckham Jr. had just one catch for 6 yards during Sunday’s 15-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns opted to excuse wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from practice.
Meanwhile, the Browns, who went 11-5 last season, are just 4-4 heading into this weekend’s game against the 5-3 Cincinnati Bengals. Words cannot explain how important this game is.