The New York Giants are aware of but not currently commenting on a troubling video that made it’s way to social media on Friday featuring star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., according to Nicholas Parco of the New York Daily News.
There is a healthy debate taking place over when the video was actually taken and even Beckham Jr. took to Twitter to seemingly refer to the video as old.
I’m an Eagles fan, support u fully here. U can tell this was before cause here is his tattoos then in the video and his tattoos now in the picture. Clearly he got the wrist tattoo after the incident. But watch this be an ongoing investigation cause the NFL Likes drama. pic.twitter.com/nxYqehGol7
— Jordan (@JordanBurden17) March 10, 2018
In the video, which you can see below, Beckham is allegedly spotted holding a brown cigarette in one hand, lying next to a woman with what appears to be white substance cut into lines and a credit card.
In the audio of the brief clip, Beckham is heard talking to the woman about “trying to get you to sleep with someone…”
Stay tuned as more details are sure to pop up regarding this story.
This the video with audio of Odell Beckham with blunt in hand and pushing some chick to have sex with someone else😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Jh1hLPKVSj
— FAMEOLOUS (@fameolousent) March 9, 2018
Giants’ Corey Ballentine Released From Hospital
New York Giants sixth-round draft pick Corey Ballentine has been released from the hospital, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
Ballentine was shot in the glute during an incident that occurred early Sunday morning that claimed the life of his friend and former teammate at Washington, Dwane Simmons.
Ballentine is expected to make a full recovery and Giants general manager Dave Gettleman stated recently that he expects Ballentine to participate in the team’s rookie minicamp later this week.
According to WIBW’s Erika Hall, Ballentine was shot in central Topeka just hours after the Giants drafted him.
Per the report, officers responded to reports of gunshots around 12:45 am. Ballentine suffered non life-threatening injuries, but Simmons passed away in the street.
PETA Issues Statement to Odell Beckham Jr for Social Media Post
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught the ire of PETA over his post on Instagram showing him playing ball with a tiger and a chimpanzee.
Beckham was visiting with his friend Mike Holston, who specializes in animal education and conservation, who took the wide receiver to the Myrtle Beach Safari, which helps raise money for the Rare Species Fund, and rescues exotic animals from abuse.
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PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) released the following statement about OBJ’s social media post (h/t NJ.com):
“THESE SENSITIVE AND MUCH-ABUSED ANIMALS BELONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES IN NATURE, NOT PIMPED OUT AS PROPS BY SHAMELESS ROADSIDE ZOOS. WE’RE SURE THAT ODELL BECKHAM JR. HAD NO IDEA THAT THE SLEAZY SAFARI PARK WHERE THIS YOUNG CHIMPANZEE IS KEPT HAS A LENGTHY RECORD OF VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW AND USES GREAT APES AND BIG-CAT CUBS IN CHEAP PUBLICITY STUNTS LIKE THIS. THESE ENCOUNTERS ARE INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS, AND PETA URGES EVERYONE—INCLUDING BECKHAM, WHO CERTAINLY DOESN’T WANT ANOTHER INJURY—TO STEER CLEAR OF CRUEL FACILITIES THAT EXPLOIT ANIMALS.”
Giants Kyle Lauletta Arrested
New York Giants signal caller Kyle Lauletta was arrested on Tuesday morning or an incident that occurred while he driving to the team’s practice facility in East Rutherford, according to NJ.com’s Ryan Dunleavy.
According to the report, Lauletta, a fourth-round pick, nearly struck police with car when he failed to obey the directions of an officer.
“Sources in Weehawken with knowledge of the incident said the 23-year-old was trying to make a right turn from the wrong lane to get to Route 495 East, and was directed to keep going straight. Lauletta made the right turn and nearly ran over the officer directing traffic. He was stopped by another officer at the end of the on-ramp.”
“We are aware of the situation and are in contact with Kyle,” a Giants official said. “We are still gathering information.”
“We’re trying to do what we can to win this season and you always do what you can in the short run,” Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday when asked about Lauletta’s playing chances, according to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.
“It’s hard not to look at things in the long run, but what’s important is we try to beat the 49ers [in two weeks].”
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