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Old 05-24-2017, 01:18 PM
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Default Odell Beckham skipped OTA's to work out with Johnny Highball

Okay, I get that some players skip their team's voluntary OTA's...but to work out with Johnny Manziel? Wow,

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Odell Beckham skipped Giants OTAs to work out with Johnny Manziel, TMZ says

Updated on May 24, 2017 at 2:37 PM Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Odell Beckham was catching passes earlier this week when he wasn't at Giants OTAs. He was just catching them from Johnny Manziel, not Eli Manning.

From the "You can't make this stuff up" file: Beckham was working out with the infamous Manziel, who is attempting to make an NFL comeback, according to TMZ. The workout apparently was facilitated by Kickasso, who designs custom cleats for Beckham and other athletes.
From the TMZ report:

We're told Manziel and OBJ hit the gridiron for some passing drills while hanging with Odell's custom cleat artist, Kickasso ... and we're told the ex-Browns QB was firing the ball around -- lookin' like Johnny Football again.

Odell -- and few other receivers -- ran routes while Manziel threw them passes. Word is his arm looked strong, and his feet looked fast.
Beckham did not attend the Giants' first two OTA sessions on Monday and Tuesday. ESPN reported he is "likely" to attend Thursday, the team's first OTA session that is open to the media. OTAs are voluntary, so Beckham is not obligated to attend, nor is any other player on the Giants' roster.
However, it's a curious look given the controversy Beckham's 2016 season ended with, as well as his social media vow earlier this year to work harder than ever.

It's not surprising Beckham and Manziel would work out together. The two are friends and have been spotted together this offseason previously on social media. Manziel was also reportedly at the club the Giants wideouts partied at in Miami during Boatgate.

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The fact Beckham missed OTAs to work out with Manziel is going to raise some eyebrows, though. The optics are muddied even more by the fact Beckham did not attend Giants quarterback Eli Manning's minicamp at Duke in April, reportedly due to dental surgery.
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:20 PM
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Milking all the publicity they can from Johnny Football...
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:41 PM
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both of these dudes are attention-needy babies. obj is a good receiver but man is he a prima donna. and he gets distracted too easily as showcased when josh norman defended him and got into his head.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:48 AM
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G-men team over Johnny has been...yes OBJ is a prima donna. No doubt.
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