Victor Cruz says Odell Beckham Jr. should watch his words
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz responded to fellow receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s Twitter rant earlier this week, saying he just wants the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year to watch his words when speaking to the media or using social media.
Beckham posted a series of Twitter rants earlier this week, and it was not clear to what or to whome he was referring.
I'm not naive, but I do think im blind to the fact that a lot of people in this world don't have the same respect and morals like I do..— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) March 2, 2015
At the end of the day I will never let another human being steal my joy in life...— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) March 2, 2015
If I could back in time I would make everything all right , fact of the matter is I can't and life goes on— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) March 2, 2015
Cruz appeared on SiriusXM Radio on Thursday and had some advice for Beckham.
"I just told him to make sure he watches his words and make sure that he's mindful of the things that he says, because anything that he says can be a headline." Cruz said, via NJ.com. "Anything that he talks about, they can take a snapshot of and it can become a headline so he just has to be very, very careful of that, even when he means well and wants to say the right things."
Cruz says that Beckham has done a good job so far of handing the pressure of playing in the nation’s largest media market.
"I just want him to keep a level head and make sure he keeps his family first and make sure he gets his mind right because this city and this media can sometimes swallow you whole," Cruz said.
Cruz played in only six games last season, missing the final 10 games after being placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. Beckham had 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for the Giants, who have missed the playoffs in each of the past three seasons.
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