In the middle of a rough week that has tarnished his reputation and likely left him unable to play on Sunday, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has gotten some good news. He was selected on Tuesday to play in the 2016 Pro Bowl.
Beckham led all wide receivers in the fan balloting, and was the seventh-highest vote-getter overall. Players and coaches also added their votes before final selections were announced. Beckham has now been named tot he Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons.
Giants' placekicker Josh Brown and return specialist Dwayne Harris were named first alternates. Neither Brown nor Harris has ever played in a Pro Bowl.
Beckham is eighth in the league with 91 receptions - matching his rookie total - and third with 1,396 yards. Beckham's 13 touchdowns tie him with Jacksonville's Allen Robinson and Seattle's Doug Baldwin for the NFL lead, and Homer Jones for the Giants' franchise record, set in 1967.
The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played in Honolulu's Aloha Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 31, and will be televised live on ESPN at 7 p.m. eastern time.
For the third consecutive year, the Pro Bowl will be "unconferenced." Players will be assigned to teams during the 2016 Pro Bowl Draft on ESPN2 on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.