Odell Beckham Jr. Tweets He's 'Cancer to a Place' That's OK with Losing

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 23, 2019

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham answers questions during a news conference Monday, April 1, 2019, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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While touching on his time with the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wanted to make one thing clear: he wants to win.

After one fan on Twitter labeled him a "locker room cancer," Beckham responded by saying he is only "cancer to a place that's ok wit losing":

The revamped Browns have had just one winning season since 2003, and that came back in 2007.

Beckham's emotional outbursts during games led to some labeling him a "diva," but you can't argue with his on-field production.

He has four 1,000-yard seasons and three double-digit touchdown performances in his first five years in the league. An ankle injury limiting him to just four games in 2017 is the only thing that has slowed him down.

The three-time Pro Bowler has established himself as one of the top receivers in football, but the Giants made the postseason just once in Beckham's time in the Big Apple and failed to win a playoff game.

He signed a record-setting five-year, $95 million extension last offseason; however, approximately seven months after the ink dried, he was traded to Cleveland. That came after New York general manager Dave Gettleman made it clear on multiple occasions the team "didn't sign Odell to trade him."

Beckham said he was just speaking "truth" on Twitter, adding:

He won't get a chance to play the Giants in 2019 (at least not during the regular season), but the Browns will travel to MetLife Stadium on Sept. 16 for a Monday Night Football showdown against the New York Jets.

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