Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined by the New York Giants over his controversial comments about the team last weekend, Fox Sports reported Thursday.
According to Jay Glazer on the Fox NFL pregame show shortly before New York's home matchup against NFC East rival Philadelphia on Thursday night, the Giants levied an undisclosed fine on their talented, yet outspoken wideout after Beckham expressed frustration with his role in the offence to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Beckham didn't express much confidence in quarterback Eli Manning, either.
Asked whether Manning was the cause of the Giants' offensive woes, Beckham didn't exactly stick up for the quarterback.
"I don't know," Beckham began.
"As I said, I feel like he's not going to get out the pocket. He's not -- we know Eli's not running it. But is it a matter of time issue? Can he still throw it, yeah, but it's been pretty safe and it's been, you know ... cool catching shallow (passes) and trying to take it to the house. But I'm, you know, I want to go over the top of somebody."
Glazer reported that the Giants' players and coaches were upset with Beckham for speaking publicly.
During training camp, he signed a five-year contract extension worth $95 million, with $65 million guaranteed, ending preseason drama between the two sides.
Going into Thursday night's game, Beckham had 39 catches for 462 yards and one touchdown.