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Sport Odell Beckham Jr. defends Miami trip: ‘I’m a grown man’

18:51  04 january  2017
18:51  04 january  2017 Source:   msn.com

Eli Manning has funny comment about his teammates partying in Miami

  Eli Manning has funny comment about his teammates partying in Miami The subject of some New York Giants wide receivers partying in Miami after the team’s win over Washington on Sunday night was brought up Tuesday when the team had practice. Eli Manning, who was not a part of the festivities, had a funny comment about his teammates and even a self-deprecating joke.Here’s what Manning had to say about teammates Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis partying in Miami with Justin Bieber and Trey Songz.Eli Manning was "a little disappointed" in photos of his WRs on a boat in Miami. "They didn't pack accordingly.

Odell Beckham Jr . came forward to defend a trip to Miami along with a handful of his New York Giants teammates, saying there was nothing wrong with the off-day sojourn. I ’ m a grown man . I do what I am supposed to be doing.

Odell Beckham Jr ., Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz and Roger Lewis flew to South Beach to party with Justin Bieber and reportedly Johnny Manziel, and have since caught a great deal of flak for their trip . I ’ m a grown man . I do what I am supposed to be doing.

Odell Beckham Jr. came forward to defend a trip to Miami along with a handful of his New York Giants teammates, saying there was nothing wrong with the off-day sojourn.

Much of the criticism of Beckham and Victor Cruz, Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis centered on how the players arguably would have been better served preparing for next Sunday's Wild Card Weekend showdown with the Green Bay Packers.

Beckham, while explaining the festivities that began on Sunday night and lasted well into Monday, insisted it had nothing to do with his focus or his loyalty to the team.

Odell Beckham Jr., Giants players warm up without shirts in freezing Green Bay

  Odell Beckham Jr., Giants players warm up without shirts in freezing Green Bay Someone tell the Giants they're not in Miami anymore.Sunday is no different for those in Green Bay, with the current conditions looking like this: 12 degrees, 8-mph winds a and “feels like” temperature of 1 degree. At kickoff of the Giants-Packers game, it’s expected to be around the same 12 degrees. Warmups are anything but warm, yet Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and his friends don’t seem to mind.

Now Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr . is left to defend the group’s focus heading into the postseason. Word of the Miami trip got out on social media on Monday, and not everybody thought it was as cool as Beckham and Giants receivers Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz and I ' m a grown man .

Odell Beckham Jr ., Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz and Roger Lewis were all seen in South Beach, which has resulted in criticism from some. I handle my business. I ’ m a grown man . I do what I am supposed to be doing.

"We were going to [Florida] to get our minds right," Beckham told ESPN Tuesday. "That's what we we're doing.

"I handle my business. I'm a grown man. I do what I am supposed to be doing. I'm in the building when I'm supposed to be in the building. I don't miss team meetings, none of that.

"I'm not perfect, but everybody knows my passion for football when I'm on the football field. I'm here for the Giants, especially over the next four weeks. Now, we are about to make a run, about to make a push. It's go time. Everybody is focusing on what they need to be focusing on."

The Giants players' outing, which included hanging out with the likes of Justin Bieber and rappers Fabolous and Trey Songz, was documented on social media.

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo on Tuesday blew off the swirling controversy over the Miami trip. Considering he routinely gives players Mondays off after Sunday games -- whereas other coaches opt for Tuesdays -- it stands to reason he may not have a problem with what happened.

Giants players -- including those who took part in the Miami revelry -- were all back at work at the team facility Tuesday. Beckham and Cruz were not made available to the media but have press conferences scheduled for Wednesday. Shepard declined comment.

In the end, the entire controversy likely will fade into irrelevancy as anticipation for Sunday's game builds. Eli Manning cracking corny jokes about it likely will help that along.

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"Sun and Done" … "Shipwrecked" … "Yacht's All Folks" … "No Hands on Deck” … "Big Blue's party boat hits an iceberg in Green Bay.” There was no shortage of amusing headlines after the Giants’ wild-card playoff loss to the Packers, courtesy of the pre-playoff excursion to Miami by Odell Beckham Jr. and his fellow New York receivers.But I'll tell you who was not laughing: Giants owner John Mara, general manager Jerry Reese, coach Ben McAdoo, his staff and plenty of Giants players.

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