Backlash has surfaced after photos of New York Giants receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard were found partying through the night and into Monday morning after New York’s 19-10 victory against the Washington Redskins. The players were also spotted at Miami’s Liv Night Club with musicians Justin Bieber and Trey Songz. These images were later posted to social media sites.
Oh I’m sorry, I thought this was America. You know, land of the free, home of the brave. With liberty and justice for
all white people. Those liberties include, but are not limited to, doing whatever you want on your days off.
I hate this rhetoric and belief by fans and media alike that players should never enjoy themselves. That every waking moment should be dedicated to working out, watching film, and getting better. J.J. Watt did that, how’d that go for him? He ran himself into the ground, his body broke down, and he missed this entire season.
Players need rest. Their brains need breaks. They need to be able to unplug and rejuvenate. If that means partying on a yacht in Miami with a bunch of white women, so be it. If there is one thing that can bring a team closer, it’s getting nautical in timbs.
Sure, chemistry can be developed by running routes and working on timing. It can also be built by running trains in the 305. Team comradery… ever heard of it? The point is, taking a step away from the game not only helps players stay fresh physically, but it also keeps them mentally sharp and focused on team goals and game plans ahead.
“But they went to party in the city where the heat is on!” Don’t care.
“But there was weeeeeed!” So what?
Players who do not have any prior violations are only tested for weed twice during the year. Once on April 20th (4/20 bro!), and once on August 9th.
The only reason this has become a “distraction” is because the (liberal) media has blown this story way out of proportion. The bottom line is, if Ben McAdoo doesn’t care about this trip to Miami, then why on earth should I?