Giants Beckham can't help himself, complains about officials

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) When it comes to NFL officials, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr . has a hard time holding his tongue.

Three days after complaining about the work of referee Terry McAulay and his crew in New York's loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh, Beckham was asked about coach Ben McAdoo seemingly backing him up on Monday.

Beckham had said after the game he did not want to see McAulay and his crew at another game this season.

While McAdoo did not criticize the officials, the rookie head man said the Giants intended to ask the NFL for clarifications on some rulings in the game, and there were a lot of them.

Beckham, who has 75 catches for 1,015 yards and eight touchdowns, said Wednesday that he wasn't surprised by his coach's comment.

Beckham, who seemed to be grabbed around the waist a few times before passes reached him, then went off again.

''Like I said, everyone knows what's going on on the field,'' the 24-year-old said. ''Everyone can see it. Stevie Wonder can see it. It just is what it is. You can't do anything about it. There's no point. I shouldn't have even brought it up. It's always a lose-lose situation. Either you're speaking out on it and trying to defend yourself or the other way around in which you're complaining.

''Either way it goes, I shouldn't have ever brought it up,'' Beckham said. ''Nothing is going to change. No calls are going to be made because of what I say now. You just have to keep playing. You know what you're going against. It's the Giants against everyone. I wouldn't want it any other way.''

Sunday, the opponent for Beckham and the Giants (8-4) will be the Dallas Cowboys (11-1), who have won 11 straight after losing the season opener to New York.


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