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“I am going to nonetheless be carrying it,” Beckham stated Tuesday. “The identical means I put on it each day I am going to apply, once I go right here, I am going there, been carrying it. Take a bathe with it on. It is simply on me.”
NFL spokesman Michael Signora stated earlier within the week that whereas the league has no guidelines prohibiting jewellery, it does have a coverage “prohibiting onerous objects.” He additionally stated the league would deal with the matter with Beckham and the Browns, who play on the New York Jets subsequent Monday evening.
Beckham countered that the Richard Mille timepiece — which retails for round $190,000 — is plastic and thus “should not be a difficulty,” though Beckham indicated he hadn’t spoken to the league about it but.
“You bought to look into the rule guide. It says you possibly can’t put on any onerous objects. The watch is plastic,” he stated. “Folks have knee braces on which are onerous and made out of steel. You do not see them taking them off. Everybody has jewellery on. So, I am good.”
Beckham confirmed that his tweet Monday evening was a response to the watch:
If ain’t one factor…. it is one other…
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) September 10, 2019
He added Tuesday that he felt the NFL was singling him out.
“If anyone else would’ve worn the watch, if it was a $20 watch, it would not been no downside,” he stated. “That is simply my life. If it ain’t this, it is one thing else. If it wasn’t the watch, it will’ve been the best way I might tied my sneakers.”
A spokesperson for the watch firm stated that 500 items have been made and that Beckham is only a buyer and never a model ambassador.