Odell Beckham has always been about swag, both on and off the field. In this past Sunday’s game, OBJ took it to a whole new level.
The star receiver wore a $350,000 watch during the Browns’ season-opening loss to the Titans. You read that right — a $350,000 watch.
If you haven’t seen it, check it out below.
Photos of the watch quickly went viral on social media:
Odell Beckham Jr. is really wearing a $350k Richard Mille watch during his Browns debut 😭 pic.twitter.com/JqDvS7dQl4
— GiveMeSport NFL 🏈 (@GMS_NFL) September 8, 2019
Wearing the watch during a game is actually a violation of NFL rules. The league prohibits any wearing of ‘hard objects.’ Jewelry is allowed to be worn by players, but a watch doesn’t classify as ‘jewelry’ according to league officials.
The NFL directly informed the team and OBJ of the violation, and that’s pretty much as far as it went.
But now OBJ has responded, saying that he plans to wear the watch again in week two — deliberately breaking the league’s rule for the second straight week. What’s his motive here?
He feels that he’s being singled out. According to his reasoning, if any other player was wearing the same watch during a game, the league wouldn’t care. Or, if he was wearing a much less expensive watch, it wouldn’t be an issue. And because of those reasons, OBJ will continue to wear the watch.
#Browns Odell Beckham Jr said he wants it to about football, not the watch. Says if it was anyone else it wouldn’t have been an issue. If $20 watch, not an issue. Plans to wear it again
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September 10, 2019
Players have maneuvered their way out of league rules before. The question is, how will the NFL now respond?