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OBJ not on the block but he isn't untouchable according to John Mara

Mara made it clear, in so many words, that his All-Pro receiver must make better decisions, or risk being traded or not receiving his desired extension.


Kahron Spearman


New York Giants co-owner John Mara says he isn't beyond trading receiver Odell Beckham Jr., or not offering him a deal, in light of some unsavory information on the player - specifically a video showing him smoking a mystery substance and also a recent lawsuit.

Mara talked to reporters at the NFL owners meeting on Sunday, saying a "possibility" exists that Beckham will have to play out the last year of his rookie contract and that a trade isn't out of the realm of possibility, per ESPN. 

I can't answer that one way or the other. We're certainly not shopping him. Again, when you're coming off a season when you're 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn't say that anyone is untouchable.

John Mara
New York Giants co-owner

"You always listen to those things, but it's not a scenario that I'd like to see happen," added Mara, on whether the team would move on from Beckham rather than commit to a long-term contract with the All-Pro.

The video in question shows Beckham in a bed holding what seems to be a dark-hued cigarette. There's also a woman - later found to be French-Spanish Instagram model, Laura Cuenca - with a credit card and a white powdery substance straightened in rows, leaving little to the imagination. 

"I think too often he allows himself to be put in bad situations and needs to use better judgment," he said. "As I've said before, I'm tired of answering questions about Odell's behavior and what the latest incident is. I think he knows what we expect of him, and now it's up to him."

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