EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The crisis between wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants management deepened on Thursday when the player left the field before half time during an NFL match which the Giants lost 34-13 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The incident comes a week after Beckham Jr. criticized his team in an interview, especially targeting quarterback Eli Manning.
Beckham Jr. walked off before his team’s last offensive play in the first half, with time remaining on the clock and the Giants in possession of the ball.
He told reporters after the game that he left for the locker room to be administered an IV since he was cramping up due to dehydration.
New York was trailing 24-6 at half time against divisional rival and defending Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia and struggled despite playing at home.
Beckham Jr. had just two catches for 12 yards in the first half, while Manning was 10-of-23 passing for 163 yards without a touchdown, giving away one interception and a fumble.
Beckham Jr. rejoined the team after half time, but could not do much for the Giants offense.
He ended the game with just six catches on 10 targets for 44 yards as the Giants slumped to a 1-5 record this season after their loss to the Eagles.