Wide receiver Odell Beckham praises Browns, disses Giants in Twitter rant
Odell Beckham Jr. is happy as a member of the Cleveland Browns and glad to have left behind the New York Giants.
That's what he said in a Twitter storm Monday night, seemingly set off by a user who called him a "cancer" with the Giants.
"Ask any one of my teammates of who I was as a teammates and a man and a person.... yes I'm cancer to a place that's ok wit losing because I want to win that BADDD. Ur absolutely correct !" Beckham wrote.
The Giants traded the 26-year-old Pro Bowl receiver in March, one season into a five-year, $95 million contract extension he signed last August. In return, the Giants received first- and third-round draft picks and safety Jabrill Peppers.
New York general manager Dave Gettleman recently was quoted on NJ.com as saying the Giants had a culture problem that now has turned around. Beckham apparently took that as a direct swipe and referenced comments Gettleman had made when rumors of a trade started to circulate.
"We didn't sign him to trade him..." you don't get married to get a divorce ..." Beckham wrote, mimicking what Gettleman said. "I tried my best , the situation I had been in since I got there never changed ... we were still losing. PERIOD... money doesn't bring happiness brotha... remember that"
Cleveland, apparently, has brought happiness. Beckham said he's ready to give his all to the Browns, who have their own culture of losing. They haven't had a winning season since 2007, and their last playoff appearance came after the 2002 season.
"Cleveland is my home now," he wrote. "Trust me I'm comin wit a bag fulll of energy, I want to win. Period. Im right where God wanted me to be. Let's have some fun!"
He continued in a subsequent tweet:
"I've never been in a place so happy in my life, my soul, my spirit, is at an all time high!! Say what u want, there is NOOOO bringin me down .. PERIOD"