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John Mara: “Little more playing and a little less talking” from Odell Beckham

Giants’ co-owner speaks on Beckham, awful start

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John Mara
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I wrote earlier this week that “the Giants organization can’t be very happy with Beckham right now.” Well, New York Giants co-owner John Mara proved on Tuesday that he is, indeed, not happy with superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Sadly, in a 1-5 mess of a season, what Beckham is doing off the field is gathering more attention than what he has been doing on it.

Beckham’s ESPN comments have proven divisive. The Giants made him stand in front of his team and explain them, then fined them for the remarks. After which he went on Facebook and said he was “not going to apologize for my heart” and “I don’t feel like it’s necessary for me to apologize for how I feel.”

The owner obviously isn’t happy with a player he just handed a $95 million contract. The player doesn’t appear happy with the situation he signed up for, though he’s certainly happy with the money. The head coach who went out of his way to build a rapport with Beckham has made it apparent that he feels burned by the wide receiver.

None of this is good. No matter what side you’re on. Reality is, the idea that there are sides to choose is a big part of the problem.

Here’s more from Mara, via @judybattista: