"Where the eclipse at?"
The solar eclipse has everyone staring into the sky today, including New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr, who apparently didn't get the memo that you aren't supposed to stare directly at the Sun without some protective eyewear.
Beckham shared some videos of himself catching a glimpse at the solar eclipse just moments ago and Giants fans, as well as some fantasy football owners, probably won't find the footage all that amusing. Beckham Jr. can be seen squinting at the beaming sun from his hotel window for a solid 15 seconds before he switches to a pair of Ray-bans.
In case you're unclear of the potential damage a solar eclipse can cause, this warning comes via an optometrist, courtesy of USA TODAY,
Just seconds of exposure to a partial eclipse can “burn a blind spot right to your most precious central vision,” he said in the post.
Such damage doesn’t reveal itself for a day or two, Schecter told USA TODAY, causing blurriness he said can take months or years to fully heal, if it does at all.
Now the moment Odell Beckham Jr. drops a pass this season critics will have the "shouldn't have been staring at the sun" responses cued up and ready to tweet. And Odell needs his vision (and hands) to be on point this season if he wants to become the highest paid receiver in the NFL once his rookie contract expires.
Beckham, who signed an endorsement deal with Nike this offseason, is set to make $1.8 million this upcoming season, the fourth year under his rookie contract. In the fifth year of his deal, Odell stands to make significantly more, at $8.459 million, but still a far cry from the top paid wide receivers.
He recently told Uninterrupted that he doesn't just want to be the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL, but the highest-paid, period.
"It's like the elephant in the room, and you don't want to talk about it," Beckham says in the UNINTERRUPTED video. "I believe that I will be hopefully not just the highest-paid receiver in the league but the highest-paid, period."
Check out the footage of his eclipse party below.