Beckham has not only removed God from his life, but he also removed Ray Lewis from his life and he was left the receiver without a "foundation", according to Ray Lewis. Beckham previous year did not take part in the Giants' offseason program, opting to do his work in Los Angeles. And when you see what Odell is doing to himself, first of all I'm not just going to call him out. "This is the first day of work".
"I think over the years you just can't get caught up with what's being said on TV or in the news or what people assume is happening", Manning said.More news: Is the gender pay debate misleading?
At one point, Lewis also mentioned that fact that the foundation in Beckham's life seems to be off. So that's why I raised my hand and I told him, "I'm here whenever you need"... and then I started to see he started to distance himself a little more, a little more, and a little more... "And frankly, I'm looking forward to the players challenging me to grow". NY also signed tight end Ryan O'Malley, who played in one game last season.
Shurmur told reporters that he was encouraged by the fact Beckham showed up, and said he didn't think the recent trade talk (which was generated by the bosses of Shurmur and Beckham) would be a distraction. "When you build a chemistry, you can't develop those relationships unless you're working together, that's why it's super important you have a high attendance rate at the offseason. We're not looking to get rid of him, OK?" However, shortly after that news and the emergence of the video, in which the three-time Pro Bowler appeared to have a brown cigarette while a nearby woman appeared to have a white powdery substance, Giants owner John Mara said he was "tired of answering questions about Odell's behavior".More news: CBO projects deficit to hit $1T by 2019
It's still unclear if Beckham will be cleared for participation in any of those workouts, or if he will choose to participate if cleared without clarity regarding his future contract status.
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