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Giants’ Pat Shurmur: Odell Beckham trade handled in “professional way”

Coach responds to Beckham blaming him for trade

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In his first media availability since Odell Beckham Jr. said in a GQ interview that he was the reason the New York Giants traded him to the Cleveland Browns, Giants coach Pat Shurmur said “when the trade was made we felt like we went through it in a professional way.”

Arms folded, a shrugging Shurmur continued:

“He was out of the country at the time when it happened. We made efforts to get in touch with him. Dave (Gettleman) actually did speak to him and I made efforts to get in touch with him both through phone and text.”

Beckham said he felt “disrespected” and wondered why he signed the five-year, $90 million contract with the Giants in the first place.

Below is Shurmur’s full reaction. Listen to it for yourself.

OK, that’s done. Let’s hope we don’t have to discuss this any further.