Odell Beckham, Jr is currently one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He has, time and time again, produced stellar performances on the field. Off the field, however, Beckham has a history of childish acts. Last season, Beckham and a few other Giants were called out for partying in Miami a few days prior to the Giants’ wild card playoff match up against the Green Bay Packers. After New York’s loss, Beckham punched a hole in the wall outside of the visitors’ locker room at Lambeau Field.
Though fans and the media have continued to scrutinize Beckham’s maturity, New York’s upper management has supported him.
On Tuesday, Giants’ co-owner John Mara defended Beckham on the Rich Eisen show.
"He really is a good young man, trying to mature, trying to deal with all the fame and celebrity that has come his way,” Mara told Eisen. "He's getting pulled in a lot of different directions, but I think he's going to mature and he's going to continue to be one of the great players in this league ... I'm just not worried about him. I think he's got his head on the right way.
"I'm glad he's on my team."
Mara still isn’t concerned with the Pro Bowl receiver’s antics. The question continues to be what will put ownership over the edge?
It’s good that management is defending their star player; however, if no one puts their foot down about Beckham’s acts, he may never mature.