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Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. talks coronavirus concerns, being himself again

George M Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal on

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Beckham made it clear that he intends to let Odell be Odell, returning to the blonde look that brought him criticism in the past.

"I'm tired of playing your game ... They've taken that humbleness as a weakness and they s--- on us. It's just crazy to me because when you're up and you're talking, they hate it. And for me, this year, I'm trying to kill. That's it. I want an opportunity to catch the ball. I want the same opportunities all these other receivers have in the league when they're getting 2,000 targets and having 150 catches."

He revealed that after breaking his ankle in the 2017 pre-season by Browns defensive back Brian Boddy-Calhoun, he considered retiring, but stuck it out for his fans, especially the children who looked up to him.

"I fear the day they make this a business and not what I love and when I seen that for the first time, I thought about not playing no more," he said. "Like, this ain't really it for me because they've ruined the game of football for me a little bit."

Beckham also revealed playing for the New York Giants wasn't the ideal experience, confessing that he dealt with mental health issues while there due to losing on the field and not understanding how to handle it.

 

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