Ray Lewis: Odell Beckham Jr. Has “Removed God from His Life” (From Friendly Atheist)

NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. has been the subject of a lot of drama in the off-season. After a season-ending injury last October, he’s in the middle of negotiating with the New York Giants for a massive contract extension. He was also seen in a viral video last month smoking a blunt while in bed with a woman and a pizza. He’s also the subject of a $15 million lawsuit from someone who says Beckham’s security team assaulted him.

Lots of drama.

Yesterday, FS1’s Colin Cowherd asked NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis if he had any advice for someone still in the early years of his career. Lewis’ response? Beckham needs more God.

Where there’s no God, there’s chaos.

Odell has removed God from his life. This is a kid that grew up under the covenant of who God really is. In everything that he’s doing, he’s crying out for help.

We have a lot of people reporting about it. But it’s always been the duty of elders to go back to help him. So that’s why I raised my hand and I told him, “I’m here whenever you need”… and then I started to see he started to distance himself a little more, a little more, and a little more…

Listen to me, Colin. I don’t care about religion. I’m talking about a foundation. When your foundation is disturbed, when everything you’re doing is the opposite of what’s got you to this place, then you’re making your own bed hard.

What I’m disappointed in, is we had an agreement. As men. And the difference of me and everybody else: I don’t need nothing or want nothing from you. But when you tell me you want me in your life, to help you, when you tell me that we’ll be accountable with reading our bibles and sharing scriptures — and it don’t happen — then you wonder why things around you starts to happen.

God’s not the problem.

There are athletes who have no relationship with God — including ones in the NFL spotlight — and they do just fine off the field.

Beckham may need help managing his fame and money. He may need help getting back to peak form. But he doesn’t need more God to overcome his troubles. God didn’t make his bad decisions for him.

You would think Ray Lewis, of all people, would understand that you’re responsible for your own actions. Don’t pin the blame on a higher power.

(Thanks to @VinLospinuso91 for the link)

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April 10, 2018 at 05:39AM