Odell Beckham Jr. revealed that he is not having fun playing football at the moment.
Beckham and the New York Giants are currently two and two so far in the 2016 NFL season. They lost 24 to 10 to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. Beckham only had three catches for 23 yards, snapping a 28 game streak of at least four catches every contest. Beckham has only caught 22 passes for a little over 300 yards through four games this season.
“Football is my sanctuary, ” said Beckham in an interview with ESPN on Tuesday. “It’s where I go to escape. It’s where I’m most happy. I’m not having fun anymore.”
“The moment I stop havin fun wit it ill be done wit it…, ” tweeted Beckham Jr. in August, 2016.
In recent weeks, Beckham has had team struggles, stressing over offensive play calling, and has asked to be more involved in the offensive scheme. He has also had personal problems with opposing defensive backs. He was fined $36,000 for a hit on Saints safety, Kenny Vaccaro, had a highly publicized rematch with Redskins corner, Josh Norman, and in his game against the Vikings, drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for bumping corner, Xavier Rhodes, and a referee on the same play.
“There’s never an explanation [from the officials],” remarked Beckham. “It’s always it’s just my fault. That’s all I look at it as, it’s my fault. I just have to understand if I sneeze the wrong way it’ll be a flag, it’ll be a fine. If I tie my shoe the wrong way it might be a fine or a flag.”