According to members of the Bills, Odell Beckham Jr. took some cheap shots during Sunday's game.
The Buffalo News reports several Bills players said Beckham threw multiple punches after plays were over during the Giants’ 24–10 victory. Players called him a “prima donna” and a “golden boy,” and accused him of getting away with different unsportsmanlike acts.
Linebacker Preston Brown said he retaliated on a fourth-quarter play because Beckham goaded him into it and threw the first punch. A few plays later, Beckham hit safety Duke Williams in the helmet after an interception. Williams said that Beckham was talking trash on every play, and Brown accused the Giants as a team of throwing cheap shots and trying to draw flags.
“I don’t know what’s up with him," said Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who matched up with Beckham for most of the game. “He acts like nobody’s supposed to hit him and you’re supposed to let him catch the ball. He’s weird. He gets mad when you play physical with him...It’s kind of like you’re playing your little brother and he gets mad at you for being too physical with him — throwing a tantrum. I’m like, ‘Man, we’re playing football. It’s a physical game...He’s a prima donna. He feels like he’s on top of the world and nobody’s supposed to do anything to him.”
“That’s what he does. He’ll get away with it," Brown said. “He’s the ‘golden boy’ of the league. He’s on the cover of Madden. Sometimes, you get away with stuff like that.”
Video of Beckham, wearing No. 13, hitting Williams in the head is below. After Williams (No. 27) completes a clean block on Beckham, the receiver gets up and throws his right hand at Williams’s helmet.
The Bills committed 17 penalties in the loss for 135 yards.
- Jeremy Woo