Sport Odell Beckham dismisses criticism of boat trip

17:21  09 january  2017
17:21  09 january  2017 Source:   USA TODAY SPORTS

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Odell Beckham dismissed the notion that the party boat he was on last week had anything to do with the Giants' loss to the Packers, but he did acknowledge that the boat served as a “It sounds typical to me,” Beckham said of the criticism . Grayson Allen under scrutiny for another trip attempt…

After Sunday's 38-13 wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers, Odell Beckham Jr. didn't want to entertain any theories about the possible effects of last Monday's trip to Miami and the time he spent on a boat with other New York Giants wide receivers.

Beckham had four catches for 28 yards on 11 targets, dropping several passes in the loss. But he was quick to dismiss any notion that the time he and several teammates spent on their off day had any impact on his play or the outcome of the game.

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"There was nothing that could connect seven days ago to today and how we came out and played and executed," Beckham said. "There's just nothing in the world. That's not realistic."

"I think it did a great job of creating distractions for us, and it's just unfortunate for us. That's just the way this world is."

ESPN reported that grounds crew members said Beckham punched a hole in the wall outside the visitors' locker room.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo criticized Beckham's ball skills on Sunday but shared his star wide receiver's view of the Miami trip.

"It didn't have anything to do with the ball game," McAdoo said.

The exit served as a disappointing to finish to a season in which the Giants were tied for the second-most wins in the NFC.

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The NFL world was quick to defend Beckham after the broadcast’s criticism of the trip . The important thing about this Odell Beckham boat thing is that Buck Showalter did not use Zach Britton in a tie game on the road.

New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) cannot make a catch during the second half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. All that said, you had to know that boat trip would come back into focus if the Giants lost and it surely has.

"It sucks. There's no way to put it," Beckham said. "It sucks. It's a horrible feeling."

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<p>Giants receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz, Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis Jr. will probably regret their trip to Miami, after what happened in Sunday's 38-13 loss to the Packers.</p>

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