Odell Beckham Jr.


Odell Beckham Jr.: I Don't Like Water

October 19, 2018 - 1:37 pm

By WFAN.com

OBJ doesn't like H2O.

While explaining to reporters Friday why he sometimes cramps up during games, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. revealed that he doesn't like drinking water.

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"I've always cramped," he said. "It's just I feel like I'm working harder than I ever have. I really don't like water. I'm trying. I really just don't like it. You know, when you get that stomach feeling, it's all slushy. I'm trying to stay hydrated. Sometimes I've just got to get an IV. It's just necessary. You're cramping in both calves, it's hard to run and make cuts. If you're cramping and dehydrated, you're susceptible to something else. I'm trying to stay on top of it the best that I can."

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In the Giants' loss to the Eagles last week, Beckham was seen heading to the locker room before the first half had ended. While some speculated Beckham might have been frustated about the game, the Giants insisted he needed an IV.

Coach Pat Shurmur said Beckham's distaste for water was "news to me."

"I mean, listen, Odell and I and the players talk about a lot of things. We don't talk about our like and dislike for water," Shurmur said, adding under his breath, "What a business."

Shurmur, for the record, said he does like water.