For nearly 55 minutes, Odell Beckham Jr. went into complete freefall mode mentally.
Early in the first quarter, Beckham dropped a would-be touchdown pass after he beat Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.
The real fun began in the second half when Beckham made a first down catch in front of Norman. As the Panther rose to his feet and tried to walk away, Beckham tripped Norman and drew a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Later on, Beckham speared Norman after a running play, which drew more penalty markers…but not an ejection.
Beckham eventually got even (sort of) by scoring a touchdown and pulling out an homage to Allen Iverson and stepping over Norman following a game-tying touchdown reception in a wild fourth quarter.
After the game, Norman was none too pleased over Beckham’s histrionics.
“It goes to show you, you go back to the film & watch it…it goes to show who and what he is.” said Norman.
That was a cleaned-up version of what Norman said in the ensuing moments following the game.
Beckham needs to spin less time practicing one-handed catches and more time learning how to be a professional.