New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. recently became the subject of controversy thanks in part to a viral video released allegedly featuring him. Circulating on social media on Friday night, Beckham could be seen lying in bed with a brown cigarette in his hand in the video, next to a young woman sitting beside him who appeared to be holding a credit card near lines of a white substance.
What happened in the video?
As seen in the above video, the man appearing to be Beckham could reportedly be heard saying, “Trying to get you to sleep with someone.” The video showed the woman turning the camera to herself with a filter, which covered most of her face. A tagline for the video also reads, “Odell Beckham Jr. is wild.”
In addition to the unidentified substance, an untouched pepperoni pizza could be seen in a box lying on the bed.
It is currently believed that the video was taken on the popular messaging app Snapchat. According to Fox News, it was not immediately clear if Beckham really was the subject of the video or when the video was taken, as the three-second video is undated.
What happens now?
According to NJ Advance Media, both the New York Giants and the NFL have said that they were aware of the video, although they did not comment further on the subject. According to ABC 7 New York, a Giants team spokesman has issued the following statement:
“We’re aware of the video, but we don’t have any comment beyond that.”
Similarly, the NFL spokesperson did not issue a statement beyond further establishing that the organization was only aware the video existed.
According to reports, Beckham’s agent has not responded to inquiries about the video.
As this story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.