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Odell Beckham Jr. Feels NFL Players Should Earn More

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Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be on the cover of Madden NFL 16 this year.

Only in his second year, Beckham has some thought on what should change in the NFL. “I think that we should make more money, personally,” Beckham told Lucy McCalmont of the Huffington Post.

It may seem an easy comment to scoff at at first — rich young men making more money — but Beckham’s argument makes some sense. Here’s his reasoning:

“I understand that basketball plays 80-something games, baseball plays this many games, soccer plays that many games, but this is a sport that’s most-watched in America,” Beckham said. “A sport where there’s more injuries. There’s more collisions.”

“It’s not even a full-contact sport, I would call it a full-collision sport. You have people running who can run 20 miles per hour and they’re running downhill to hit you, and you’re running 18 miles per hour. That’s a car wreck.”

“It’s just the careers are shorter. There’s injuries that you have after you leave the game, brain injuries, whatever it is, nerve injuries. And it’s just something that I feel as if there’s no way someone who — even if they did their three or four years in the league — should have to worry about money for the rest of their lives.”

Beckham will hit the field for the first time on September 13th at AT&T Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys. According to TiqIQ.com, tickets start at $65 for the opener with an average price on the secondary market at $247.  Hotels near AT&T Stadium have rooms available for as low as $52, according to Hipmunk.com. Hipmunk also provides a detailed guide on flights from anywhere in the country, with Newark flights to Dallas typically cheaper than either airport in New York City.


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