Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t backing off his criticism of the officiating during Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. And, for that matter, the way he believes officials have treated him throughout the season.
“Everyone knows what’s going on on the field. Everyone can see it. Stevie Wonder can see it. It just is what it is. You can’t do anything about it. There’s no point. I shouldn’t have even brought it up,” Beckham said on Wednesday. “It’s always a lose-lose situation. Either you’re speaking out on it and trying to defend yourself or the other way around in which you’re complaining. Either way it goes, I shouldn’t have ever brought it up. Nothing is going to change. No calls are going to be made because of what I say now. You just have to keep playing.
“There’s really no point in talking about it. Nothing is going to change. You’re sitting there wasting breath.”
Beckham was upset about being called for offensive pass interference, after which he claimed Sunday that an official told him to “get out of my face.” He was also upset about what he perceived as a cheap shot Steeler safety Mike Mitchell took at him after the whistle.
After his complaints on the pass interference call, coach Ben McAdoo could be seen on the sideline speaking with Beckham — likely in an effort to calm him down.