Odell Beckham Jr. lost his cool on the sidelines again.
The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was removed from Sunday’s 38-7 loss in Pittsburgh and had to calmed down by an assistant coach after throwing down his helmet, punching a cooler and taking off his cleats and gloves, according to Cleveland.com. He was also seen trash talking fans in the stands:
— Josh Rowntree (@JRown32) October 18, 2020
OBJ with his shoes off, shoulder pads unbuckled and getting mad at a fan heckling him at Heinz Field with 8 min left is a microcosm of the Browns franchise.
— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) October 18, 2020
OBJ wasn’t made available to the media after the game, but Browns coach Kevin Stefanski called the outburst “just normal frustration when you come out and you get beat like that.”
Browns QB Baker Mayfield was equally sympathetic.
“We’re all very frustrated,” Mayfield said. “We don’t come out here just to get stats and do all that. We come out here to win. It’s a frustrating loss for us knowing that we just didn’t play well and let a great team capitalize on all those mistakes that we made. We’re all frustrated.”
Following Mayfield’s second INT of the first half, Beckham was shown having an animated discussion with his offensive teammates on the Cleveland sideline.
“We’re all invested,” wide receiver Jarvis Landry said. “I think the thing for us is that we have to figure out a way as a team and as a group… (Beckham) brought us together as a leader of this team there right before halftime and after halftime and was just kind of talking and positive messaging. He was trying to get us going because we couldn’t get in any type of rhythm. If that’s all you guys saw, then that’s why I am sure I got the question.”