Odell Beckham Jr. is at the height of his career as an NFL franchise player. With impressive stats, numerous endorsement deals, and other business ventures as a result of his NFL career, Beckham has all kinds of opportunities at his fingertips. However, one wrong move could change everything. Hopefully, Beckham’s latest debacle won’t be considered that “one wrong move” that ruins everything. For those who don’t know, there’s a questionable video circulating on social media and lots of people are givin’ Beckham the side-eye.
Cocaine Or Nah?:
According to Hot New Hip Hop, Odell Beckham Jr., who is currently out of the country on a Nike-sponsored trip, has found himself at the center of controversy over a questionable video involving a woman he recently met. The woman, now-identified as Lauren Cuenca, decided to post a SnapChat video of what appears to be Beckham smoking weed and doing cocaine in a Four Seasons hotel room. The two appear to be laying in bed together with a box of pizza. Beckham can be heard saying he wanted to ” But what really turned heads was the object in Beckham’s hand and what Cuenca appeared to be doing. The quick video shows Beckham holding a brown cigarette or cigar but many people believe it appears to be a blunt. Cuenca is seen lining up a white powdery substance with a credit card. Beckham could be heard telling Cuenca he was “trying to get you to sleep with…” before the video abruptly cut out.
Check out the video:
This the video with audio of Odell Beckham with blunt in hand and pushing some chick to have sex with someone else😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Jh1hLPKVSj
— FAMEOLOUS (@fameolousent) March 9, 2018
As expected, the video has caused quite a stir on social media. While many people aren’t surprised and see the video as an example of celebrity life, others believe Beckham may have just made a big mistake that could be costly to his career. Although he isn’t seen with the cocaine, he’s in the video in bed with the woman who appears to be using it.
Check out some of the tweets:
*watches video of Odell that’s circulating* pic.twitter.com/CDla5IUKcf
— Ryan Disdier (@ryandisdier) March 10, 2018
Stop playing with these girls man
— kalaeya killmonger (@kalaeyalashe) March 9, 2018
It's time to tighten your circle…..
— Godiva Chocolate (@ToniTho98028802) March 10, 2018
Conflicting Sides of the Story:
Shortly after the video began circulating on social media, Beckham took to Twitter to address the situation. The NFL star seemed to downplay the incident and claimed it wasn’t even filmed this year. He tweeted, “Old news still makes a good story….I guess. #CatchUpWereIn18.”
Old news still makes a good story….I guess. #CatchUpWereIn18’
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) March 9, 2018
However, Cuenca is telling a different story. During an interview, she revealed she actually just met Beckham at Le Queen nightclub in Paris, France and that the video was recorded on her SnapChat at 6:00 a.m. last Thursday on March 8. So, what exactly was Beckham doing in the video? Well, according to Cuenca, he wasn’t doing any drugs. “No. He did not take any drugs,” Laura Cuenca told the New York Daily News. “I do not remember all of the evening, only that we met in a bar and then found ourselves at a hotel and we had passed the night together,” Cuenca said. “He left the morning [after] to take his planes for Madrid.”
She also claimed she had no clue who Beckham was until he told her and explained his situation and asked her to remove the video from her account. When asked about the white substance, Cuenca did not confirm or deny whether or not it was drugs. She only insisted that it was a slice of pizza.
Despite Cuenca confirming that Beckham was not doing drugs, the damage is already done. As expected, Beckham has sparked a media firestorm and people everywhere are weighing in on the situation. One person, in particular, is former NFL baller Cris Carter. For those who don’t know, Carter and Beckham have forged quite a friendship. So, in response to Beckham’s latest ordeal, Carter made his sentiments quite clear. He’s highly disappointed.
The latest news follows Carter’s recent observation of Beckham. During the 2017-2018 NFL season, Carter admitted he wasn’t sure about Beckham’s level of maturity. He explained the importance of placing an emphasis on maturity over money. “The way he’s reacted, letting Josh Norman get him off his game, the other things that get him off his game that he doesn’t need to do,” Carter told the Daily News. “When LeBron was in Cleveland, he was in high school. When he went to Miami, that was college. Now LeBron is in graduate school back in Cleveland. Odell went to college and it’s been an education in New York. How does he get to where LeBron is now and get to graduate school and grow up without changing the venue?”
Carter continued, “You just have time to reflect on life and be able to learn new things, so it was a great process for me and I definitely enjoyed it,” he said.
The NFL has joined the New York Giants stating they are aware of the video, but no detailed comments have been made about the situation. “We’re aware of the video, but we don’t have any comment beyond that,” a Giants team spokesman said via email Friday night.