"I don’t feel like it’s necessary for me to apologize for how I feel.”
Even after being fined for his controversial statements made during an ESPN interview earlier this month, Odell Beckham, Jr. is not backing down from his sentiments.
In a new episode of his series I AM MORE: OBJ, the Giants wide receiver doubled down on how he felt and killed any noise about any remorse he might have had for his remarks in which he spoke on his teammates and Eli Manning's success as a quarterback: "I feel like he's not going to get out the pocket. He's not, we know Eli's not running it."
In the new episode of I AM MORE with UNINTERRUPTED, the clip begins with OBJ making it clear that he would not apologize for his words.
“I’m sorry that I’m not gonna apologize from my heart,” Beckham begins. “I don’t feel like you deserve an apology for one, and I don’t feel like it’s necessary for me to apologize for how I feel.”
He goes on to note that while his delivery could have been better, the message at the heart of it all will not be recanted.
"Look, the things that I said, could they have been approached a better or different way? Could it have been handled a different way?" he said. “I think when you look back on anything and there’s things that are conflicting or things that get mixed up, you always look back and be like it could have been handled a different way."
He went on to note that he was most frustrated with his squad due to a deep desire to win, especially after coming off of a season-ending injury.
“Like I really went hard this offseason to repair myself—mind body and soul—and put me back together, to be able to come here and do what? Do the same thing that I was just doing?" he said. “I worked way too hard to just even be able to play football again. I’m not gonna be OK with being mediocre. I’m not gonna be OK with being average.”