CLEVELAND– Cleveland Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. stated that he still plans to wear in video games the luxury watch that he sported in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans.
” I’ll still be using it,” Beckham stated Tuesday. “The exact same method I wear it every day I go to practice, when I go here, I go there, been wearing it. Shower with it on. It’s just on me.”
Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. uses a watch onto the field prior to Sunday’s game. Associated Press
NFL spokesman Michael Signora stated previously in the week that while the league has no rules forbiding jewelry, it does have a policy “prohibiting hard objects.” He also stated the league would deal with the matter with Beckham and the Browns, who play at the New York Jets next Monday night.
Beckham countered that the Richard Mille wrist watch– which retails for around $190,000– is plastic and hence “shouldn’t be an issue,” although Beckham showed he hadn’t spoken with the league about it yet.
” You got to check out the guideline book. It says you can’t use any tough things. The watch is plastic,” he stated. “Individuals have knee braces on that are tough and made out of metal. You don’t see them taking them off. Everyone has precious jewelry on. So, I’m good.”
Beckham validated that his tweet Monday night was a reaction to the watch:
If ain’t something … it’s another …
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) September 10, 2019
He included Tuesday that he felt the NFL was singling him out.
” If any person else would’ve worn the watch, if it was a $20 watch, it wouldn’t been no issue,” he said. “That’s simply my life. If it ain’t this, it’s something else. If it wasn’t the watch, it would’ve been the method I ‘d connected my shoes.”
A representative for the watch company stated that 500 pieces were made and that Beckham is simply a consumer and not a brand ambassador.