Odell Beckham Jr. shows up 90 minutes late for youth football camp
Odell Beckham Jr. showed up over 90 minutes late for a youth football camp scheduled Monday at MetLife Stadium.
The enigmatic New York Giants wide receiver not only arrived late, he allegedly spent “minimal time” there interacting with the approximately 50 children at the clinic before leaving, per a New York Post report.
It’s the fact that — according to two sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity — Beckham was late because he missed his red-eye flight Sunday out of California, where he was attending the Coachella Music Festival, forcing the sponsor of the event, Dunkin’ Donuts, to scramble to arrange another flight for him on Monday.
Beckham, who was paid to make the appearance, was scheduled to be there from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to conduct an “exclusive football clinic” for the Van Cortlandt Park Titans and then partake in a “post-event celebration” with the kids and their parents.
The report goes on to suggest Beckham arrived at 7 p.m. and left about 8:15.
The Giants organization have made it clear in the aftermath of three drama-filled seasons it expects Beckham to demonstrate growing maturity going forward. In the wake of myriad questionable antics and outbursts of diva-like behavior — both on and off the field — that have typified his young NFL career, it’s arguably time for Beckham to turn over a new leaf.
Given how much talk has centered around Beckham’s perceived lack of maturity in the recent past, it should stand as a major source of concern.
While Beckham apparently showcased signs of a newfound “professionalism” at the Pro Bowl earlier this year, Monday’s events certainly aren’t another step in the right direction.