Cleveland Browns' broad recipient, Odell Beckham Jr., apparently believes that NFL team owners are negligent in allowing a 2020 football season as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although his interview with Wall Street Journal Magazine took place before Beckham arrived at the training camp and recognized the security measures and facilities available, he is quoted in the story as saying that the decision to have a season is for sales only and the revenue is that the owners see their players as inhuman.
"Obviously, with everything going on, there's no point in why we're trying to do that. I can understand that basketball was already in the playoffs. Five-to-five basketball in an arena is getting more intense than normal." – Season games, ”he said.
“Hooping is different from an eleven-against-eleven contact sport, in which 80 people sit in a locker room. We are not ready for the football season. So why are we trying to push ahead? It's obvious for your money. "
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He continued: "And that bothers me because it has always existed – and I hate to say it that way – but the owners [attitude is]: 'Oh, we own you' and only one kind of injustice that attract them We don't see ourselves as human beings. I just feel that the season shouldn't take place and I'm prepared that it won't take place and I wouldn't mind not having it. "
However, the interview took place two weeks ago before Beckham realized "how safe" the Browns' establishment really is and therefore does not decide against participating in the upcoming season from now on. According to ESPN.com, more than 40 NFL players have decided to end the 2020 season, two of them from Beckham's team.
Across the NFL, there have been several positive COVID-19 cases in which players, coaches and team personnel have been infected with the virus. The league's pre-season has already been canceled, and although a new regular season is planned, it is unclear whether a full season will take place, especially if the cases of the virus continue to increase at a national level.