One thing Giants receiver Odell Beckham can’t seem to catch is a practice session with his teammates.
The mercurial Big Blue star blew off OTAs this week, opting instead to play catch with notorious party boy Johnny Manziel, whose bad behavior got him cut from the quarterback starved Cleveland Browns — the worst team in the NFL — last year. A photo of Beckham in California with Manziel went online Wednesday.
And on Monday, a source at the upscale Bowlero Woodland Hills bowling center in L.A. spotted Beckham partying with singer Iggy Azalea while teammates, including Eli Manning and newly acquired receiver Brandon Marshall, were working out together in New Jersey.
“They were with a small group of friends and rented the full venue out for their group, just having fun, bowling and eating throughout their visit,” said an insider at Bowlero who saw the pair “being romantic” while sharing chicken tenders and “assorted desserts.” Azalea, whom Beckham is rumored to be dating, appeared on Bravo’s TV show “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday night.
Beckham, always the martyr, tweeted on Wednesday “If they don’t have a story these days they’ll make one… I might get that tatted #staythecourse.”
The course that Beckham seems to be on can’t be encouraging to Giants fans. The team’s 2016-2017 campaign came to a sudden end in Green Bay, where Beckham had a lousy game against the Packers days after he and fellow receivers, including now-former Giant Victor Cruz, were spotted aboard a party boat in Miami.
Also hanging out in L.A. with Beckham and Manziel is Beckham’s pal and shoe designer Kickasso. Beckham reportedly signed the largest shoe deal in NFL history this week for which he will receive $ 29 million over the next five years from Nike. He’ll make just under $ 2 million from the Giants next season.