Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
During a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. expressed his concerns about the upcoming football season saying that he feels like "the season shouldn't happen."

Here are his full comments about the season, per ESPN:
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Beckham has been a full participant in the Browns' COVID-19 intake tests. After the WSJ Magazine interview was published, sources told ESPN that Beckham would not opt out of the season.

"Obviously with everything that's going on, it doesn't make sense why we're trying to do this," Beckham told the publication two weeks ago.

"We're not ready for football season. So why are we trying to push forward? It's obviously for their money," Beckham added. "And that bothers me because there's always been this -- and I hate saying it like that -- but the owners' [attitude is], 'Oh we own you guys,' and just kind of that unfairness going on that they don't see us as human. I just feel like the season shouldn't happen and I'm prepared for it to not happen and I wouldn't mind not having it."
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35 Comments
lol they're paying him millions anyway, i would advocate to not play a season if i could sit on my arse and make millions
Reply2 months
frick the NFL. OBJ is a prima Donna disgrace to LSU. Let them all go broke
Reply2 months
Curious - Tre'Davious White has said that he's undecided if he will play this season and is considering opting out. Will TR rag on him too?
Reply2 months
Then don't play. Don't accept pay. It's as simple as that.
Reply2 months
He’s 100% off my fantasy team.
Reply2 months
He can withstand no season. He have millions. Maybe no NFL=no kneeling. So that would be great. All Black lives matter (children, police officers, citizens)
Reply2 months
It’s for your money too Odell. The team has bring in money to pay your checks. Kids these days...
Reply2 months
I really hope the Rock makes the XFL work. I’d love to see guys who wanna play the kind of football we used to see without this ridiculous lack of depth and perception.
Reply2 months
So you shouldn’t have a season but you won’t opt out? But the owners just care about the money? Man shut the frick up. Play or don’t but this hypocritical shite is unbearable
Reply2 months
Do these fricking idiots understand the owner and employee relationship. You work for yhe owner of the business. I don’t always agree with my boss/owner but I understand I can always go work somewhere else. These dudes are spoiled entitled pussies who live in fantasy land.
Reply2 months
Yes cancel the season. Would love for the nfl to go under and never recover
Reply2 months
KCT
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"It's obviously for their money." Funny thing, but I haven't heard you say you were willing to give up YOUR paycheck, Beckham. Dude's a total embarrassment to LSU.
Reply2 months
Remember his arse clowning during the Natty?
2 months
To be fair to Beckham, these comments are two weeks old - before he arrived to camp and saw the precautions being taken. But, of course, that fact doesn't jive with the WSJ, ESpin, or lazy staff reporters who quickly copy and paste.
Reply2 months
Well to be fair to both him and you, this virus isn’t going anywhere and no vaccine is a sure thing at this point. So if he doesn’t think the season should be played this year then when should it? What if it takes years for a vaccine? Is he gonna wait years to get a paycheck? Must be nice to be that insulated.
2 months
Questioning the precautions taken by the league is valid. Saying that the owners are only doing this for “their money” while he sits on $65 mil regardless of if he plays is a level of hypocrisy that transcends the absurd.
2 months
Pro athletes are in a unique place where everyone around them will be tested. Far safer condition than the "rest" of America.
Reply2 months
Not saying they should or shouldn't move forward BUT, what would Odell's position be if ALL income from existing contracts STOPS NOW until play resumes!!! Just a question.....
Reply2 months
Exactly. If the players weren't getting their ridiculous salaries you would hear Odell and all other players screaming racism and other crap.
2 months
Shut up Rob
2 months
BINGO!! Hey OBJ what if the Owners agree to skip this season & since the Owners wouldn't make "THIER" Money they refuse to pay you "Your Money"? Wonder how fast hed flip-flop & be All In on the 2020 season?
2 months
Despite him being the projected earlier pick, I always knew Juice was the baller out of the two of them.
Reply2 months
I really do not care. Politics has taken over all sports college and professional. Time for a pause!
Reply2 months
Dear Odell, Contract Value: $90,000,000 ($18,000,000 APY) Fully Guaranteed Money: $40,959,000 i say this on behalf of all the working people of america. shut the fcuk up.
Reply2 months
How does he think that money generated? The magic money tree?
2 months
Yep
2 months
Shut up Rob
2 months
Everything is so unfair for Odell. What a terribly unfair hand he has been dealt in life. White privilege is not the only kind of privilege and Odell is a perfect example of it.
Reply2 months
Wish he would get released, run out of money in 5 years, and have to go get a real job.
Reply2 months
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