Odell Beckham Jr. Banned From Playing Football By LSU

Odell Beckham Jr Banned From Playing Football By LSU
Odell Beckham Jr has been banned from playing football by the LSU.

Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. is an American football player who plays for the Cleveland Browns in National Football League (NFL). Recently, the student-athlete went on to show ignorance regarding the pandemic. The COVID-19 has spread throughout the world and every day the number of cases keeps on increasing. United States is at the top with more than 9 million cases and 300,000 deaths. The government has also shown ignorance regarding the virus which is why the country has seen a spike.

Odell Beckham Jr Banned From Playing Football By LSU
Odell Beckham Jr. gave out a controversial statement during a conference on this Wednesday.

During a conference on Wednesday, Beckham Jr. showed arrogance stating that he will not catch the virus when asked about the situation. He said that the virus will not be entering his body. A few weeks ago, he missed training sessions due to his health conditions and the Browns never revealed or shared any reports of his illness. So, the fans were worried that he might have contracted the virus.

How did the fans and the officials react to this?

A lot of fans and others criticized the player for showing ignorance saying that his statements might affect others’ thinking as well. Also, after the College Football Championship, he breached the NCAA guidelines by entering the locker room. After going through his recent behavior and incidents, LSU decided to ban him from entering the facilities for two years. They stated that the NFL is trying their best to spread awareness regarding the virus and maintain maximum safety for the players, coaches, and everyone else.

Even if a single person catches the virus, the person is not only a threat to the club but the entire League. LSU stated that they do not know why he commented the way he did, but such statements and actions are not tolerable and strict action will be taken. Odell is one of the best players from Louisiana State University. However, they recently lost a match and have not had much great of a season. The NFL wants to conduct their activities following certain guidelines and anyone who breaks them will have to face its consequences.

Odell Beckham Jr Banned From Playing Football By LSU
A still of Odell Beckham Jr. during his time with the New York Giants.

Who is Odell Beckham Jr?

Born on 5th November, 1992 Beckham used to be very active participating in tracks, basketball, and football. During his High School, his career in football flourished as a wide receiver winning numerous MVP Honours. While graduating from high school, he was #40 which made Louisiana State University to offer him a scholarship. He has also participated in the US Army All-American Bowls. In 2011, he started playing for the LSU team and had a good game. In 2014, he got drafted by New York Giants signing a deal with $5.88 million as a signing bonus.

Odell Beckham Jr Banned From Playing Football By LSU
A still of Odell Beckham Jr. playing during a game for the Cleveland Browns.

Later on, in 2019, he got traded to Cleveland Browns for Jabrill Peppers. His game has seen a lot of improvement. As a result, the Browns consider him one of the most important players on their team right now. From winning Rookie of the Year, he has created numerous NFL records and won many honors. Odell admires David Beckham and idolizes him. Odell is also seen as being a part of many charity events. However, it seems like negligence has nothing to do with what you have achieved. If Trump, the President of the United States can ask people to drink phenol, nothing should be expected from anyone.