Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Giants' new WR in weird off-field drama
By ESPN New York ESPNNewYork.com
There is an item on Radar Online in which a woman named Erica Mendez describes her relationship with Odell Beckham Jr., the New York Giants' first-round pick in this year's NFL draft. Mendez claims to be Beckham's fiancee, and there are all kinds of details including a claim that he got her pregnant and that they're getting married next year.
The catch? The rookie wide receiver told the New York Post, in a statement released by the Giants, that he has never met this woman and is being scammed:
"The entire story is fabricated. I have never been engaged. I don't have any children. And I have never met this person who is making these claims."
A team spokesman added, "The organization has contacted NFL security to look into finding the person responsible" and to "help investigate the matter" on Beckham's behalf.