Odell Beckham Jr. is no stranger to headlines.
The New York Giants second-year wide receiver is consistently making headlines with his one-handed catches, epic pre-game warmup routines and, most recently, on-field antics. Beckham was whistled for three personal fouls in Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Carolina Panthers as he and cornerback Josh Norman battled, quite physically, on the gridiron. The performance earned Beckham a one-game suspension from league officials and thrust him into a completely different kind of spotlight; one that is suddenly focused on his personal life.
Reports emerged on Tuesday that Beckham had been the target of pre-game taunts from several different Carolina Panthers players who hurled anti-gay slurs and expletives at the Pro Bowl wideout.
The news has sparked rumors discussing Beckham’s sexuality from nearly every angle with a brand-new focus on his life away from the gridiron. As of right now, Beckham has not been publicly linked with anyone.
He was most recently spotted with model Amber Rose after TMZ reported that the two were in the “early stages of dating” this past September. According to the gossip website, the two met through a mutual friend and were seen together in New York before the season started.
Shortly after Beckham was drafted in 2014, the New York Daily News reported that a woman, identified as Erica Mendez, claimed to be the engaged to the former LSU standout and the mother of his child. Beckham refuted the claim quickly and his father also added his own statement, saying:
We don’t want anybody slandering his name. We want to defuse any stories out there that are not true. We don’t know who this individual is or where she came from. It’s all a mystery to us. She’s just a fictitious individual, making up a fairy tale, so to speak. It’s really mind-boggling.
Mendez claimed that she and Beckham had started dating in 2010, while he was still at LSU, and planned to get married in March 2015.
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