Olivier Vernon defends Odell Beckham as ‘great teammate’
Odell Beckham Jr. has gained a reputation as a difficult teammate with a selfish streak in his time with the New York Giants, but one fellow player who knows him well thinks that’s nonsense.
Olivier Vernon, who, like Beckham, moved to the Cleveland Browns this offseason after spending time with the Giants, thinks anyone who doesn’t know Beckham personally should stop speculating about what he’s like behind closed doors.
#Browns DE @oliviervernon54 on @BullandFox on Odell: "He gets a bad rap, I don't know where the hell they got that from. If you never met the guy, don't know the guy, just keep your mouth shut. I played w the guy 3 yrs, now going on my 4th yr, he's a great teammate, great person"
— Keith Britton (@KeithBritton86) May 15, 2019
Beckham’s conduct has come under the microscope again ever since Giants GM Dave Gettleman hinted that he was part of a “culture problem” in the organization. Vernon, who had been there since 2016, clearly doesn’t agree.