Update: The NFL wasn't too happy that Odell Beckham Jr. wore a more than quarter-million-dollar watch during a game.
To put it succinctly, he doesn't give a damn. "I wear it every day I go to practice, when I go here, I go there, been wearing it," he reportedly said.
Beckham told a reporter that he "would love for [the NFL] to talk about football and what I do on the field, if I messed up on the field or if I didn’t do well on the field, talk about my performance...Don’t talk about any extracurricular, that’s just it. If anybody else would’ve worn the watch, or if it was a $20 watch, it wouldn’t have been no problem.’’
Regardless of what the league wants, Beckham said he'll still wear his watch when he plays.
Earlier: The first week of the new NFL season saw Odell Beckham Jr. make his debut with the Cleveland Browns. He did it in style—Beckham took the field wearing an orange and brown McLaren's limited edition Flyback Chronograph Richard Mille RM 11-03. He had to make sure his timepiece matched his new uniform, after all.
At FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, fans took immediate notice and appreciated it for the killer flex it truly was. It takes one hell of a confident wide receiver to hit the field with a $350,000 designer watch on his wrist.
It was a nice theatrical touch, because anyone who was aware the superstar was playing with a watch that costs the same as a nice suburban Cleveland home was surely on pins and needles. After all, Beckham could've fumbled and ruined an ultra-luxury watch all in one fell swoop.
Then again, these watches are probably athlete-friendly, given they are worn by the likes of golfer Bubba Watson and Richard Mille's brand ambassador is tennis superstar Rafael Nadal.
Not to mention action star Sly Stallone teamed with the designer to create a watch that's both ultra-luxe and indestructible.
Odell Beckham Jr's awesome watch didn't help his team, in the end. Sadly, awesome watches doesn't win ball games and the Tennessee Titans won in a blowout, 43-13.