Why old footballers should shut up

13

Odell goes undercover0:53

NFL: Odell Beckham Jr goes undercover in a New York cab.

Ray Lewis loved the limelight when he played in the NFL.

Kyle SchnitzerNY Post

TALK about hypocritical.

Two of the NFL’s most controversial former players offered Odell Beckham Jr. advice after the Giants star decided to travel down with a teammates to Florida — to party with Justin Bieber and Trey Songz — before his disastrous performance in Giants’ playoff disaster against the Packers.

Wednesday on FS1’s “Speak For Yourself,” Ray Lewis and Cris Carter sounded off on Beckham’s decision to party it up on Monday’s off day instead of focusing on the playoff game. Beckham, who dropped several key passes and allegedly punched a hole into a wall after the loss, seemingly couldn’t handle the spotlight on the NFL’s biggest stage.

“When you respect the game, you respect the forefathers who came before you,” Lewis said. “These young kids have lost their minds. The social media wave, it’s all about me, me, me, me. There’s no ‘me.’”

Lewis’ lecture to Beckham left some pointing out the hypocrisy in the ex-Ravens linebacker, who once pleaded guilty to misdemeanour obstruction of justice in a murder case.

“The over-the-top, I-am-more-offended-than-you-are criticism of Odell Beckham Jr. is ridiculous,” NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones said. “When hypocritical, it’s worse.”

Carter, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, once secretly signed with a sports agent during his time at Ohio State which ruled him ineligible. Then shortly after he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, he was cut by then head coach Buddy Ryan after the receiver engaged in drug and alcohol abuse.

Carter most recently made news when video surfaced of him telling NFL rookies to have a “fall guy” if they are involved in any crimes. That’s the kind of veteran leadership the Giants apparently lacked as Carter pointed fingers towards veteran Victor Cruz, who was with Beckham in Miami, for not stepping up and guiding Beckham from trouble.

“It’s our responsibility to help these young players,” Carter said alluding to Cruz. “So they’ll develop and might reach their potential.”

This article originally appeared in the New York Post

(Why?)

News Credit Goes To This Website

Loading...