Victor Cruz says Odell Beckham Jr. should watch his words

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Giants' Victor Cruz says Odell Beckham Jr. should watch his words
Friday March 6th, 2015

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.

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 "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." 

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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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