“The NFL notified Odell Beckham Jr. he is prohibited from wearing a watch while playing in games,” foxnews.com recaps. Over at cleveland.com, Mr. Odell
whined mounted a vigorous defense of donning his $189,500 orange Richard Mille RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph on the field . . .
“I’m here to play football,’’ he said Tuesday. “I would love for them to talk about football and what I do on the field, if I messed up on the field or if I didn’t do well on the field, talk about my performance. Don’t talk about any extracurricular, that’s just it. If anybody else would’ve worn the watch, or if it was a $20 watch, it wouldn’t have been no problem.’’
You could say someone’s feeling double negative about the Odell Beckham watch. Richard Mille, not so much. The NFL’s postion is crystal: players can’t wear anything hard that may iunjure another player. Except their helmet.
Watch Odell Beckham take to Twitter to underline his horological recalcitrance re: sidelining his Richard Mille RM 11-03, perhaps clocking the favorable publicity given Rafael Nadal’s Mille at the U.S. Open.
Beckham tweeted Monday night, “If it ain’t one thing…it’s another.’’
He acknowledged the tweet was in response to the watch flap.
“Yeah, that’s just my life,’’ he said. “If it ain’t this, it’s something else. If it wasn’t the watch, it would’ve been the way that I tie my shoes.’’
He noted, “I’ll still be wearing it.’’
During the game?
“The same way I wear it every day, at practice, I go here, I go there. I’ve been wearing it. Take a shower with it on. It’s just on me.
OK, I’m out.
NO WAY should the Odell Beckham watch go in the shower. If there’s a harsher environment for a watch, I don’t know what it is. Then again, if he didn’t someone might boost his $190k timepiece from his locker. Don’t you hate it when that happens?