He did not put his fist through a wall or doink himself in the forehead with the frame of a kicking net.
But sadly for Giants fans who are hoping for a more mature and responsible Odell Beckham Jr. in 2017, he was up to some familiar immature acts on Monday, showing up more than an hour and a half late to a community event for kids at MetLife Stadium, spending minimal time there before whisking himself into a shiny black SUV waiting like he was some sort of diva rock star trying to avoid his adoring masses.
That Beckham was late to the event, at which he was scheduled to conduct a football clinic for about 50 kids, isn’t so much the issue.
It’s the fact that — according to two sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity — Beckham was late because he missed his red-eye flight Sunday out of California, where he was attending the Coachella Music Festival, forcing the sponsor of the event, Dunkin’ Donuts, to scramble to arrange another flight for him on Monday.
Beckham, who was paid to make the appearance, was scheduled to be there from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to conduct an “exclusive football clinic” for the Van Cortlandt Park Titans and then partake in a “post-event celebration” with the kids and their parents.
He arrived at 7 p.m. and was driven off in the SUV by 8:15 p.m.
Though this had nothing to do with the result of a Giants football Sunday, it was not a promising sign that Beckham has matured the way Jerry Reese implored his best offensive player to during the Giants general manager’s season-ending press conference in January.
Excuuuuuuuse me. You mean to tell me this entire hit piece is about showing up a little late to a
football clinic promotional event less than 24 hours after discovering the next super star? Returning from any vacation into Newark airport is depressing as fuck, let alone when its less than a day after this:
Hate to break it to you Van Cordlandt Park Titans, but your entire team combined doesn’t have HALF the swag this little sunburst 4 year-old does. I mean look at them all. I don’t see one star in that group. I bet this diaper dabber here has slayed more tail than the awkward 15 year olds in the background. And not for nothing, but half of them are Cardinal’s fans, fuck those kids. The little lady killer above is probably gonna be on Ellen today and have a book deal, clothing line, music label, and his own emoji by sundown.
Odell may not be the most fan-friendly football player out there, but he knows talent when he sees it. Well versed in limelight logistics. So he didn’t show up and do three cone drills with with a bunch of snot ridden billboards for Dunkin Donuts. Boo Hoo. 10 years from now when this little blonde kid is inventing the next Snapchat and stunting in nothing but his Calvin Kleins you know who he will owe it to. The other kids. They all be accountants, lawyers and teachers. Boring as shit.