After being flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in the second quarter of Monday’s 24-10 loss by the New York Giants to the Minnesota Vikings, Odell Beckham said he has to come to terms with the idea that “it’s all against me.”
"I just gotta know that it's all against me. It's going to be that way,” Beckham said. “I have to assume that I'm always in the wrong, no matter what. That's a tough pill to swallow."
Beckham, probably frustrated after not being targeted in the first quarter, was upset about an apparent late hit from Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes. He jawed with Rhodes on the sideline and was penalized for taunting.
“This is a man’s sport. I’m not gonna be out there just taking hits,” Beckham said.
Reporters at US Bank Stadium indicated that Rashad Jennings, Brad Wing, coach Adam Henry, linebacker Mark Herzlich and offensive lineman Bobby Hart all spent time trying to calm Beckham down after that.
Beckham was asked Monday night if he had created some of his own troubles.
“Created, not created, it doesn’t matter,” he said. “When you’re at the top of your game they’re going to try and knock you off. That’s just the case.”