Odell Beckham Jr. as soon as once more finds himself embroiled in controversy.
The Giants receiver, who continues to be recovering from season-ending ankle surgical procedure, allegedly expressed curiosity in betting $20,000 on a baseball sport, a high-stakes gambler advised USA In the present day as a part of an in-depth story.
Rob Gorodetsky advised USA In the present day Beckham expressed curiosity in putting the wager, however the prospect finally fell by way of.
The NFL’s playing coverage states no member of the league is allowed to guess on any skilled, collegiate or Olympic sporting occasion, together with however not restricted to wagers associated to sport end result, statistics, rating, or efficiency of any particular person participant.
Beckham denied the allegations by way of his agent, Zeke Sandhu, in addition to denying even understanding Gorodetsky.
“We have no idea Robert nor can we affirm any of his statements,” Sandhu advised USA In the present day through e-mail.
That declare, nonetheless, seems to be false, as Gorodetsky posted a photograph of him and Beckham collectively at a lodge to Instagram in Might.
Sandhu additionally added Beckham has by no means guess on any sporting occasion and “has and can all the time proceed to conform” with the NFL’s playing coverage.
The Giants haven’t launched an announcement addressing the accusations.
Beckham has tried to stay out of the general public eye since his season-ending ankle damage in Week 5.
Gorodetsky claims he was launched to Beckham by way of one of many receiver’s cousins and hung out with Beckham and his entourage on the Excessive Restrict Lounge in Las Vegas.
Gorodetsky goes on to say he occasion lent Beckham $10,000 to play blackjack.
“He stated, ‘You already know what, I did not actually carry any cash with me.’ These folks by no means do, proper?” Gorodetsky advised USA In the present day. “He is like, ‘Let me borrow $10,000, I need to play blackjack. If I lose, I will wire you the cash tomorrow.’ Blah, blah, blah.
“I give him the cash. Subsequent factor we’re sitting there (taking part in blackjack) for 4 hours. He received a few thousand and gave me my a reimbursement. Then he is like, ‘Come to dinner with us.’ “
Shortly after USA In the present day reached out to Beckham’s agent looking for remark, Gorodetsky shared an indignant e-mail with the newspaper that he acquired from Beckham’s cousin.
“He is flipping out on me,” Gorodetsky advised USA In the present day by textual content message. “I advised them I am denying it and monitoring right down to see what is going on on.”
Gorodetsky advised USA In the present day playing is frequent amongst athletes, significantly NBA gamers. He added his standing as a high-stakes gambler has helped him achieve entry to NBA circles.